As a sound engineer in a recording studio, you would make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects for use in different media, from music recordings to commercials.
In this job you would need good hearing. You would also need a good appreciation of pitch, timing and rhythm.
You can get into this job by taking a music technology course at college or university, to develop skills before looking for work in a studio. Or you could get experience on the job as a 'runner' and work your way up. Experience in community or hospital radio, or using your own equipment at home can also help you enter the sector.