Announcers held about 52,500 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most announcers were as follows:
Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries
Food services and drinking places
Radio and television announcers held about 42,300 jobs in 2014. About 1 in 4 radio and television announcers were self-employed in 2014.
Public address system and other announcers held about 10,200 jobs in 2014. About 1 in 4 public address system and other announcers were percent were self-employed in 2014.
Radio and television announcers usually work in well-lit, air-conditioned, soundproof studios. Some radio DJs can produce and record their shows while working from home.
The pressure of deadlines and tight work schedules can be stressful.
Although most announcers work full time, many work part time.
Many radio and television stations are on air 24 hours a day. Some announcers present early morning shows, when most people are getting ready for work or commuting. Others do late-night programs. Some announcers have to work weekends or on holidays.
The shifts, however, are not as varied as in the past. More stations are recording shows during the day, eliminating the need to have an announcer work overnight hours.