Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists

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What do they do?

Prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.

Also known as:

Audio Visual Coordinator, Audio Visual Specialist, Audio Visual Technician, Audio-Visual Aids Technician, Instructional Technologist, Instructional Technology Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Media Specialist, Media Technician, Multimedia Services Coordinator, Multimedia Specialist

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 3.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #8 in job growth rate
  • 30

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #11 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (9.5%)
  • Master's degree (41.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (30.3%)
  • Associate's degree (5.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (7.3%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (5.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.3%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Operate audiovisual equipment.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
  • Diagnose equipment malfunctions.
  • Train staff members.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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