We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



A good DJ carries an encyclopedia of music in his or her head, and is able to blast it out to the masses with as little as a good set of portable speakers. Are you on the cutting edge of music technology? Do you have a knack for graphic design, video, and social marketing? No, you might not need a formal education, but you do need something that some might consider much, much harder to get: natural talent.

If you're an introvert, you're in luck. Let the speakers do the talking; being in the studio means never having to show your face. If you're an extrovert, saddle up.

Then there's the voice. You don't just walk into a recording studio and say "Ford Trucks" a couple times for a big paycheck. You need to create characters with your voice. You need to announce songs and the news appropriately. Are you suited to be a classical DJ or are you better at raunchy humor? These are just a few questions you should be asking yourself before trying to choose the right path.