We surveyed 343 live sound engineers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical live sound engineer. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a live sound engineer?
Working as a live sound engineer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a live sound engineer?
A career as a live sound engineer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a live sound engineer?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a live sound engineer.
Do live sound engineers work full-time or part-time?
22% of live sound engineers work in full-time roles while 78% work part-time.
Is being a live sound engineer stressful?
Stress is not uncommon amongst live sound engineers, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.
Is being organized important as a live sound engineer?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a live sound engineer.
How competitive is the workplace for live sound engineers?
Competition at work is not common for live sound engineers.
Does being a live sound engineer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for live sound engineers.
Are live sound engineers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Live sound engineers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do live sound engineers have control over the direction of their work?
Live sound engineers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a live sound engineer physically demanding?
Being a live sound engineer may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are live sound engineers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Live sound engineers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a live sound engineer require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a live sound engineer.
Does being a good live sound engineer require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a live sound engineer.