Learn about the types of people who become sound engineering technicians. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2022
62% of sound engineering technicians work in full-time roles while 38% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a sound engineering technician. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming sound engineering technicians at a ratio of 2.61 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
32% of sound engineering technicians are female and 68% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a sound engineering technician and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a sound engineering technician and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are more men interested in becoming a sound engineering technician than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of sound engineering technicians are White, making up 62% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and East Asian, making up 11% and 8% respectively.