A technician is generally someone in a technological field who has a relatively practical understanding of the general theoretical principles of that field, e.g., as compared to an
engineerin that field. They are generally much more versed in compared to the average layman, or even the professionalin that field. A mid-level of understanding of theory, and a high-level of technique, is generally mastered by the technician in order to become expertin a specific tooldomain. This may be part of a larger (production) process. Hence, an audio technician, while not as learned in acousticsas a physicistor an acoustical engineer, will generally know more than other studio personnel, including performers, and will be able to operate designed soundequipment. Technicians may be classified as either skilled workers or semi-skilled workers.
Technicians may be found working in a variety of fields, and they usually have a job title with the designation 'technician' following the particular category of work. Thus a 'stage technician' is a worker who provides technical support for putting on a play, while a 'medical technician' is an employee who provides technical support in the
medicalindustry or to the medical profession.
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