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Sports Broadcasters and Announcers
The U.S. Department of Labor's predicts that employment for sports announcers will grow by 6 percent through 2022, or more slowly than the average for all careers. Few new radio and television stations are expected to enter the market, and most job openings will come as sportscasters leave the market to retire, relocate, or enter other professions. In general, employment in this field is not affected by economic recessions or declines; in the event of cutbacks, the on-camera sports broadcasters and announcers are the last to go.