Public Address System and Other Announcers

What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Announcer, Bingo Caller, Disc Jockey (DJ), Emcee, Entertainer, Event Host, Master of Ceremonies (MC), Mobile Disc Jockey (Mobile DJ), Public Address Announcer (PA Announcer), Track Announcer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Public Address System and Other Announcers in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Public Address System and Other Announcers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2016 to 2026, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 2.6%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,100

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.8%)
  • Master's degree (3.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (35.4%)
  • Associate's degree (9.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (19.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.6%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
  • Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
  • Verify accuracy of data.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment.
  • Host events.
  • Compile technical information or documentation.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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