Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers
Talk on radio or television. May interview guests, act as master of ceremonies, read news flashes, identify station by giving call letters, or announce song title and artist.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Prepare and deliver news, sports, and/or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots. Read news flashes to inform audiences of important events. Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs. Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public. Study background information in order to prepare for programs or interviews. Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions. Interview show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest. Discuss various topics over the telephone with viewers or listeners. Host civic, charitable, or promotional events that are broadcast over television or radio. Make promotional appearances at public or private events in order to represent their employers.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.52   Entry $17,736.00
Mean $14.45   Mean $30,057.00
Experience $17.41 Experience $36,207.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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