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10 worst jobs of 2015: Is your career at the bottom of the work barrel?

No. 5: Broadcaster
No. 5: Broadcaster

No. 5: Broadcaster

Competition for broadcasting jobs is already fierce -- and it's only going to get tighter. The job market for broadcast reporters and news analysts is shrinking by about 13 percent over the 10 years ending in 2022, according to the BLS, as television stations, radio stations and other news outlets face dwindling advertising dollars.

Consumers are getting more of their news online, and radio and TV stations are replacing local content with syndicated fare. Those are trends resulting in fewer broadcast jobs and more responsibilities for those who are still employed.

The pay isn't great

CareerCast's research finds median pay in this field is a little over $29,000 per year, while the most recent BLS statistics show median salaries of about $37,000 for correspondents and analysts and $27,750 for announcers.

Broadcasters face constant deadlines and long and erratic working hours, particularly when major events and breaking news unfold.

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