Podcasting is the exchange of information using audio or video files (sometimes called vodcasting) that can be played on a computer, smartphone, iPod, or other portable media device. Podcasts are released to the Internet in regular episodes. People who create and distribute podcasts are called podcasters. Those who create videocasts may be called podcasters or vodcasters. The information available on podcasts covers a wide range of topics, from government and politics to kids and families.

Quick Facts
Duties Create and record podcasts for release on the Internet; market the podcast; build subscriptions; solicit advertisers
Alternate Title(s) Vodcasters
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Speech
Experience Public speaking or broadcasting experience helpful
  • Business Management
  • Digital Media
  • Public Speaking
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Talkative
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Disc Jockey or Newscaster
  • Well-Known Podcaster
  • Entry-Level Podcaster

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