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Radio and Television Announcers
Little or no employment change is expected for radio and television announcers through 2022, according to the U.S. Department (DOL). Openings will result mainly from those who leave the industry or the labor force. Industry consolidation, advances in technology that allow fewer announcers to do more work, and the increasing use of voice-tracking, which allows announcers to pre-record content and distribute it for use at multiple stations, are limiting employment opportunities for announcers. Competition for entry-level employment in announcing during the coming years is expected to be keen, as the broadcasting industry always attracts more applicants than are needed to fill available openings. There is a better chance of working in radio than in television because there are more radio stations. Local television stations usually carry a high percentage of network programs and need only a very small staff to carry out local operations.