Television Systems Engineer

Televisions have come a long way over the past 50 or 60 years. What was once a large box that used metal antennae to broadcast a handful of channels with black and white pictures is now a systems that is paper-thin can broadcast thousands of channels and has incredibly realistic color pictures. While some television owners have not yet upgraded to the most advanced television sets television systems engineers continue their work to develop new and superior televisions. Television systems engineers are considered to be electrical or electronics engineers. However according to ww2.prospects.ac.uk televisions systems engineers are sometimes called “broadcast engineers.” When television systems engineers work on new designs they must keep several factors in mind. First they must be aware of the current trends in the electronics industry. Second they must create televisions that are safe and will not cause fires or other electrical dangers. Third they must understand how and where consumers use televisions in today’s modern world so that systems can be designed accordingly. Television systems engineers use computer aided design programs to create models of future television systems and they also use various other mechanical devices to create and test their ideas. Because of the nature of this profession television systems engineers must have a high aptitude for math and how electrical systems work. Additionally a passion for the advancement of the television design industry is essential for success. In order to begin a career as a television systems engineer a bachelor’s degree in the field of electrical engineering or a related field is required. The website www.payscale.com lists the average yearly salary for a televisions systems engineer between $21986 and $80755.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $51370.5
High Salary: $80755
Low Salary: $21986
Tasks: Designs new television systems.
Uses computer aided design programs to create new television models.
Determines how television systems will interact with television signals.
Tests new equipment.
Also Called: Broadcast Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Broadcast Technician
Transmission Engineer
Additional Resources: http://ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/print/broadcast_engineer.jsp
http://pagerankstudio.com/Blog/2010/08/broadcast-engineer-job-description-education-and-training-requirementscareer-salary-employment-definition-and-nature-work/
http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=TV_Engineer/Salary