Broadcasters, disc jockey's, sportscasters and newscasters are all included in this job group. As a radio or television announcer, you would prepare, broadcast and comment on news, sports or current events. Disc jockeys select and announce musical recordings. An announcer's work is usually done in a radio or television studio, or on location at a sports or entertainment event.
WHAT YOU NEED:
To become an announcer, you should complete either a community college program or a bachelor's degree in mass communication, or a relevant field. Community college and undergraduate programs in mass communication are offered in most provinces, and can be completed in two or three years. Some CO-OP programs are available at the college and university level. Admission requirements for mass communication programs include high school completion. After graduation, your employer might also provide on-the-job training for up to two years. Other qualifications you should have are a good command of language and a clear, pleasant-sounding voice. Sportscasters should also have a thorough knowledge of sports.
$36,000 to $38,000