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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Media and Communications-Related Occupations

Announcers

(O*NET 27-3011.00 and 27-3012.00)

Significant Points
  • 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. ...

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