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Description: Radio announcers (or disc jockeys) plan and perform radio programs. They may choose and play music, interview guests, and write program material. Television announcers and newscasters prepare and present the news, weather, and sports, although most specialize in one of these areas. They may work unusual hours, including very early in the morning and very late at night. When emergency situations arise, they must be there to cover them for the news.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $15,001 to $23,000 per year


There are 20 math topics Announcers need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Metric Measurement
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Geometric Mean
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Advanced Statistics
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications