Public Address System and Other Announcers

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

Median Annual Wage: $25,730

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (67%); Less than high school diploma (20%); Some college, no degree (5%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Disc Jockey (DJ); Master of Ceremonies (MC); Mobile Disc Jockey (Mobile DJ); Announcer; Public Address Announcer; Bingo Caller; Entertainer; Event Planner; Emcee; Track Announcer

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  • Preview any music intended to be broadcast over the public address system.
  • Inform patrons of coming events at a specific venue.
  • Meet with event directors to review schedules and exchange information about details, such as national anthem performers and starting lineups.
  • Announce programs and player substitutions or other changes to patrons.
  • Read prepared scripts describing acts or tricks presented during performances.
  • Improvise commentary on items of interest, such as background and history of an event or past records of participants.
  • Instruct and calm crowds during emergencies.

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Public Address System and Other Announcers.

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