Announcers and other broadcasters read the news, sports, weather, and commercial messages, and host entertainment/information programs for broadcast on radio/television. They may specialize in areas such as news, sports, weather or traffic reporting, and present their own material or material prepared by others.
Circus performers such as trapeze artists, high-wire walkers, clowns, and jugglers entertain audiences at circuses.
Buskers entertain passers-by on sidewalks, and in malls and other areas with magic tricks, juggling acts, music, short dramatic works, and other entertainment activities.
Magicians and illusionists perform sleight-of-hand and other tricks to entertain audiences.
Models display clothing/other merchandise in commercials, advertisements, and fashion shows. They also pose for photographers and artists.
Puppeteers operate puppets/marionettes.
1. Information and cultural industries - 43.0%
2. Arts entertainment and recreation - 29.0%
3. Accommodation and food services - 15.0%
1. In general, you need a high school diploma.
2. You usually have to demonstrate your talent and ability at auditions.
3. To be an announcer or other broadcaster, you usually need a college radio or television arts diploma and may require training/experience. Announcers need specialized voice training.
4. To be a circus performer or acrobat, you may need to study at a circus school.
5. To be a model, you usually need modelling courses.
6. Many performers acquire their training under the guidance of another performer.
The average hourly wages for Announcers and Other Performers is $17.85/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport sector and are close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.