Radio and television announcers
Number employed in 2006: 59,000
Percent change in 2016: -8.3 percent
Education/training: Formal broadcasting training from a college or technical school is valuable. Long-term on-the-job training is also common.
2006 median salary: $36,120
Job outlook: The consolidation of radio and TV stations, the growth of other media sources, and new technology are contributing to the decline. Also, the field is very competitive, with many more job seekers than jobs.
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