This occupation is found in a multitude of sectors including but not limited to: video conferencing and online events, academic institutions, banks, law firms, insurance providers, financial service providers, government agencies, hospitals, software developers, galleries, museums, and other live event spaces/venues. Audiovisual (AV) professionals are employed in fixed ‘site-specific’
roles (institutions, event spaces, offices, meeting rooms) and on ‘touring’ events in venues of various sizes requiring AV infrastructure (from small clubs to stadiums). Some of this work is carried out at height. The Audiovisual industry is forecast to be worth $230 billion by 2023 (The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association).
The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide a broad range of professional solutions for communication including videoconferencing, hybrid in-person/online events, sound, lighting, projection, and computer networking by planning, installing, configuring, and operating hardware and software.