Rah-rah about racetrack life like your girl Cowgirl Candace? Well, turn your interest into an adrenaline-rushing horse racing career. Out the gate, these enterprising media gigs may start off low but over time will offer a high return on investment down the homestretch:
Racetrack Photographer: Capture high-energy, fast-moving Thoroughbred action on and off the track with good-eye photography. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this career typically requires a high school diploma, but additional equine-focused and educational training always helps.
Photographer median salary: $31,710
Track Announcer: Commentate to race fans accurately and colorfully which horse is in tight, lugging in or going away during derby time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, announcers typically require a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting, communications or journalism. Job training at radio and TV stations are a plus.
Announcer median salary: $30,080
Public Relations Specialist: Join artistic advertising and new media teams to help spread the racetrack news and build brands. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this career typically requires a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, English or business. Growing up in equestrian environments helps on the experience end, too.
Public relations specialist median salary: $56,770