We surveyed 397 radio talk show hosts to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical radio talk show host. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a radio talk show host?

Low

High

Working as a radio talk show host typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a radio talk show host?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a radio talk show host typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a radio talk show host?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a radio talk show host.

Is being a radio talk show host stressful?

Low

High

Radio talk show hosts tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

How competitive is the workplace for radio talk show hosts?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for radio talk show hosts.