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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Public Address System and Other Announcers *
 
Public Address System and Other Announcers
(O*NET 27-3012.00, SOC 27-3012)
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.
 
Also called:
Announcer, Bingo Caller, Disc Jockey (DJ), Emcee, Entertainer, Event Host, Master of Ceremonies (MC), Mobile Disc Jockey (Mobile DJ), Public Address Announcer (PA Announcer), Track Announcer
 
 
Wages
Media and Communication Workers, All Other*
Vermont - 2020
Percentile1HourlyYearly
10% $ 15.48   $32,210  
25% $ 25.08   $52,160  
Median $ 27.66   $57,520  
75% $ 29.92   $62,240  
90% $ 31.35   $65,210  
 
Average $ 26.65   $55,430  
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries
29%
  • Self-employed workers
28%
  • Food services and drinking places
25%
  • Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries
8%
  • Broadcasting (except Internet)
4%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Monitoring
    Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Self Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
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Projected Employment
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Short-term on-the-job training
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Job Zone
Some Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (4.0 to < 6.0) - A typical worker will require over 3 months up to and including 1 year of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  0%
Bachelor's degree   6%
Associate's degree   0%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  29%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  36%
Less than high school diploma   30%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Getting Information
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
  • Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
  • Verify accuracy of data.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment.
  • Host events.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Select and play music appropriate for the crowd.
  • Preview any music intended to be broadcast over the public address system.
  • Learn to pronounce the names of players, coaches, institutional personnel, officials, and other individuals involved in an event.
  • Inform patrons of coming events at a specific venue.
  • Set up and test various equipment, including sound equipment, before each event.
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