Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 27-3012 Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over loud speaker at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Greet attendees and serve as masters of ceremonies at banquets, store openings, and other events. 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 in order 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.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Excellent
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27-3012.00 Public Address System and Other Announcers