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Disc Jockeys

Overview

Disc jockeys (DJs) play recorded music for broadcast, satellite, and Internet radio stations or for parties, dances, and special events. On the radio, they intersperse the music with a variety of advertising material and informal commentary. They may also perform such public services as announcing the time, the weather forecast, travel times, or important news. Interviewing guests and making public service announcements may also be part of the DJ's work. Approximately 27,100 radio and television announcers, including disc jockeys, are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Creative

Outgoing

Talkative

Career Ladder
Program Director or Producer

Disc Jockey in Major Market

Disc Jockey

Radio Intern

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