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Overview

Being a sports fanatic is not enough to get a position in this competitive field. The ability to present information in an exciting, interesting, and memorable way is a talent that can be polished, but can't really be manufactured.

People who have found success in theatre and public speaking seem to be better suited to this occupation. People who are comfortable in front of the camera, with an outgoing personality and a strong knowledge base for sporting events and commentary will find this field suitable, while the more reticent game fan might be more comfortable doing research and writing, working in the production end of broadcasting.

This tends to be a fast-paced career with a high-energy atmosphere. Nights and weekends are practically a given in the sports broadcasting field, and some broadcasters that specialize in a particular sport that is played during a specific time of year might find this to be a seasonal occupation as well.

There are no hard-and-fast educational requirements in the industry, but a journalism degree, specializing in broadcasting, would be a good starting point for the prospective sports broadcaster. Having a strong knowledge of sports history and a broad base of game knowledge in general are also very important, but these things alone will not make up for a lack of broadcasting knowledge. It is essential to gain experience, knowledge, and expertise in order to move up the ladder to bigger and better assignments.

What are Sports Broadcasters like?

Artistic

Based on our pool of users, sports broadcasters tend to be predominately artistic people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Sports Broadcasters by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 39 Sokanu users

Education History of Sports Broadcasters

The most common degree held by sports broadcasters is Journalism. 10% of sports broadcasters had a degree in journalism before becoming sports broadcasters. That is over 10 times the average across all careers. Communications graduates are the second most common among sports broadcasters, representing 8% of sports broadcasters in the Sokanu user base, which is 2.6 times the average.

Sports Broadcaster Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Sports Broadcaster, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of sports broadcasters % of population Multiple
Journalism 10.0% 1.0% 9.7×
Communications 7.5% 2.9% 2.6×

How to Become a Sports Broadcaster

Think you might be interested in becoming a Sports Broadcaster? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good sports broadcaster? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
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Should I be a Sports Broadcaster?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Sports Broadcaster? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good sports broadcaster? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
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