Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: gulf coast. somewhere in there
Master Control Operator in TV production is quite a non-social job. It will drive you crazy though. Basically you operate a switchboard, computer software, and various hardware while watching television all day/night. You may have to answer phones depending on where you work I guess, but that's nothing. 99% of the time you are just forwarding the call to someone else. In places like a small news station, you work alone. At bigger stations or hubs you work with 1 or a few other people. Live shows are pretty fun too. The live show production crew comes in for an hour or two, and you sit back and do your thing. A lot of times funny things happen during the news too as things go wrong or people say say stupid stuff while their mics are hot. All that TV watching will drive you crazy though, so bring some books or a laptop.
Some other easy TV production jobs are running audio boards or cameras, or creating graphics. However, depending on where you work, you may or may not like the people you work with. Where I worked, everyone was awesome and basically just like me, minus the SA issues. I've applied to a station where I live now, and the crew are mostly older and more professional. They don't seem much like my type, but who knows. You hardly ever see them anyway.
Another job you might want to consider is construction. Experienced construction workers are paid well, you get lots of sun, and you don't have to worry about presentation and things like that.
I'm focusing on I.T. jobs at the moment, like technicians for casinos, so I can get some relevant experience to complement my I.T. degree. The good part about tech work is H.R. typically forwards your information to the Tech department who does the hiring. Techies are pretty notorious for being socially dysfunctional, so they are more understanding. They focus on your skills. Plus you are interfacing with computers mostly. The bad part though is I.T. degrees are pretty easy to get, and the I.T. field is flooded. Also basic tech jobs don't pay all that well. The better paying jobs are in computer science, systems & network administration, and I.T. Specialist.