Government Projects Tighter Job Market For Radio Folks
October 22, 2007 at 5:25 AM (PT)
A government analysis of job trends does not bode well for radio announcers, according to a report by FORBES magazine, which cites "station consolidation, advances in technology and a barren landscape for new radio stations" as reasons for a projected 5% drop in jobs for announcers by the middle of the next decade.
The report notes that the LABOR DEPARTMENT also projects low growth for journalist jobs, with a 5% increase mostly coming in small, low-paying markets.
Computer programmers, travel agents and federal employees are also looking at rough times ahead, but career counselor ANTHONY SPADAFORE of PATHFINDERS tells FORBES that workers should still pursue jobs that play to their talents even if the job market is shrinking, noting, "The idea of shrinking and hot fields, we think it's sort of a rudimentary way of looking at things. Believe it or not, there's still a need for bank tellers."