Media and Communications-Related Occupations
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- Competition for announcer jobs will continue to be keen.
- Jobs at small stations usually have low pay, but offer the best opportunities for inexperienced announcers.
- Applicants who have completed internships or have related work experience, and those with more advanced computer skills, may have an advantage in the job market.
- Employment is projected to decline slowly.
Nature of the Work
Radio and television announcers perform a variety of tasks on and off the air. They announce station program information, such as program schedules and station breaks for commercials, or public-service information, and they introduce and close programs. ...