Job To Avoid? AOL Says 'Announcer'
March 28, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
AOL's "Find A Job" section has some bad news for those of us who make our living on-air. Radio/TV announcer is one of 10 "Evolving Jobs," to "eye with caution and their more secure job alternatives."
Along with Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers and Data entry and information processing workers comes this:
8. Radio and television announcers
Why it's endangered: New technology and advancement of other media sources like satellite radio and syndicated programming means less need for radio and TV announcers.
Decline rate: 8 percent
Instead: Use your communication skills as a news analyst, reporter, correspondent, interpreter or translator.
We're updating our resumes as we speak.