As On-Air Job Pool Shrinks, Jacobs Offers Other Places To Swim
August 27, 2008 at 10:39 AM (PT)
An article on CAREERBUILDER.COM, which cited "radio announcers" as one of the top-10 professions most in jeopardy of continued downsizing, has prompted a response from consultant FRED JACOBS. The original story, "10 Evolving Jobs" written by RACHEL ZUPEK, noted that even though the average salary of $36,120 for radio and TV announcers is higher than the other nine professions on the list, "New technology and advancement of other media sources like satellite radio and syndicated programming means less need for radio and TV announcers."
In light of an 8% decline in employed announcers, ZUPEK recommends branching out into becoming news analysts, reporters or correspondents. Writing on his blog, JACOBS offers different options, such as starting a voiceover business, become more adept at doing personal appearances, and widening your job skills.
Read his entire blog here.