Provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Date Added: Jan 2010
Disc jockeys work for radio stations, often in small rooms called studios. These rooms are air-conditioned and soundproof. It is very hard to get a job as a disc jockey. Classes in broadcast journalism at a college or technical school can help. Classes in English, public speaking, and drama are also useful. Radio stations want to hire people with good speaking voices, correct grammar, and strong writing skills. Learning about music is also helpful. There is a lot of competition for these jobs. It is easier to get jobs at small radio stations, especially if you finish an internship or work at a school's radio station.