Despite the name, an instrument technician (also called a "roadie") does more than repair instruments. He or she provides all kinds of support to touring companies. As a roadie, you may have expertise in lighting, sound checks, and, of course, changing a broken string or tweaking a valve. And you'll probably know how to play a lot of instruments. Whether you specialize in strings or fretted instruments, percussion or brass, you're probably someone who loves them all. And you get to use all kinds of cool tools like mixing boards, pickups and digital records.
Average salary for this job is about $39,000.