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.
- Train Caller
- Train Announcer
- Track Announcer
- Sports Announcer
- Public Address Announcer (PA Announcer)
- Motion Picture Narrator
- Mobile Disc Jockey (Mobile DJ)
- Master of Ceremonies (MC)
- Study the layout of an event venue to be able to give accurate directions in the event of an emergency.
- Review and announce crowd control procedures before the beginning of each event.
- Meet with event directors to review schedules and exchange information about details, such as national anthem performers and starting lineups.
- Furnish information concerning plays to scoreboard operators.
- Organize team information, such as statistics and tournament records, to ensure accessibility for use during events.
- Provide running commentaries of event activities, such as play-by-play descriptions or explanations of official decisions.
- Announce programs and player substitutions or other changes to patrons.
- Improvise commentary on items of interest, such as background and history of an event or past records of participants.
- Instruct and calm crowds during emergencies.
- Read prepared scripts describing acts or tricks presented during performances.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SEA.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Artistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $57,510 with most people making between $16,810 and $125,870
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 280 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 300 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 2 openings due to growth and about 8 replacement openings for approximately 10 total annual openings.