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Public Address System & Other Announcers

Also called: Disc Jockey (DJ), Master of Ceremonies (MC), Mobile Disc Jockey (Mobile DJ), Announcer

What 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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly
  • recognize spoken words
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • come up with lots of ideas

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$24,990
per year, on average
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