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Announcers

Announcers
Quick Facts : Announcers*
2010 Median Pay$27,010
Entry Level Education              

           
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201261,900
Job Outlook7% (Slower than average)
Employment Change4,100


Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these topics or other important events. Some act as a master of ceremonies (emcee) or disc jockey (DJ) at weddings, parties, or clubs.

What Announcers Do

  • Research topics for comment and discussion
  • Interview guests and moderate panels or discussion on broadcast programs
  • Announce station programming information (program schedules, public service, etc.)
  • Make promotional appearances at public or private events
  • Provide commentary during sporting event, parades, and other events

Work Environment

Many announcers work in radio and television studios. Others work for sports teams or are self-employed. Many announcers work part time.
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Job Outlook

. Employment of radio and television announcers is projected to grow by 7 percent and 5 percent for public address system and other announces from 2010 to 2020.
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Pay

In May 2010 the average salary of radio and television announcers was $26,850 and was $27,910 for public address and other system announcers.
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Announcers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Announcers

27010

Arts, Design, Sports & Media Occupations

46336.5217

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Announcers*
Percent Change in Employment

Announcers

6.62359

Arts, Design, Sports & Media Occupations

10.973478021530005

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Announcers

Educational requirements vary for announcers due to its differing aspects. Radio and television announcers typically have a bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcasting, or communications along with some experience at school broadcasting stations.
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