Is A/V Installer a good "for now" job?
March 9, 2012 7:19 AM Subscribe
I'm going back to school in the Fall for a 2-year biomedical equipment tech degree which will hopefully lead to a decent long-term career. Yay! In the meantime (until the Fall and during the 2 years) though, I need to make some money. I've thought that maybe A/V or home theater installation might fit the bill as something I have some interest in and wouldn't be completely dead-end. Is it a good job?
posted by SampleSize to work & money (10 answers total)
I don't have any direct, actual A/V installation experience, but I do have a lot of other relevant experience on my resume (mostly centered around audio engineering). That said, I imagine I'd be starting at the bottom.
I like that it's hands-on, not in the same place every day, not at a desk every day, working with audio, building something real, and lots to learn.
I'm interested in general opinions and thoughts on the job: How is it at entry level? Can I progress quickly if I pick stuff up fast? Can I make ok money? Are there other similar jobs I should look at? etc.