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Actors: Schools and Careers

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Actors - Career Information

Career information and college search tools for actors and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

The Top Cities tab shows employment statistics for Actors by major metro area.

The Top Industries tab shows which industries have the most jobs for Actors, along with salary data by industry.

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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Actors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Actors relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary
(2013)
Relative
Popularity

Arizona

     
Phoenix 0 $0 0
Mesa 0 $0 0
Scottsdale 0 $0 0
Tucson 30 $0 0.26

Arkansas

     
Little Rock 0 $0 0
North Little Rock 0 $0 0
Conway 0 $0 0

California

     
Oxnard 40 $0 0.37
Thousand Oaks 40 $0 0.37
Ventura 40 $0 0.37
Sacramento 90 $0 0.3
Roseville 90 $0 0.3
Arden 90 $0 0.3
Arcade 90 $0 0.3
San Diego 320 $0 0.64
Carlsbad 320 $0 0.64
Los Angeles 14880 $0 7.21
Long Beach 14880 $0 7.21
Anaheim 14880 $0 7.21
San Francisco 0 $0 0
Oakland 0 $0 0
Hayward 0 $0 0
San Jose 90 $0 0.24
Sunnyvale 90 $0 0.24
Santa Clara 90 $0 0.24

Colorado

     
Denver 90 $0 0.18
Aurora 90 $0 0.18
Lakewood 90 $0 0.18

Florida

     
Miami 390 $0 0.43
Fort Lauderdale 390 $0 0.43
West Palm Beach 390 $0 0.43

Georgia

     
Atlanta 0 $0 0
Sandy Springs 0 $0 0
Roswell 0 $0 0
Savannah 100 $0 1.66

Idaho

     
Boise City 30 $0 0.31

Indiana

     
Indianapolis 220 $0 0.59
Carmel 220 $0 0.59
Anderson 220 $0 0.59

Louisiana

     
Baton Rouge 1120 $0 7.81
New Orleans 1350 $0 6.6
Metairie 1350 $0 6.6

Maryland

     
Baltimore 640 $0 1.32
Columbia 640 $0 1.32
Towson 640 $0 1.32

Michigan

     
Detroit 90 $0 0.13
Warren 90 $0 0.13
Dearborn 90 $0 0.13
Kalamazoo 40 $0 0.8
Portage 40 $0 0.8

Nevada

     
Las Vegas 250 $0 0.76
Henderson 250 $0 0.76
Paradise 250 $0 0.76

New Mexico

     
Albuquerque 1000 $0 7.25

New York

     
Albany 80 $0 0.51
Schenectady 80 $0 0.51
Troy 80 $0 0.51
Buffalo 90 $0 0.45
Cheektowaga 90 $0 0.45
Niagara Falls 90 $0 0.45

Pennsylvania

     
Harrisburg 70 $0 0.61
Carlisle 70 $0 0.61
Pittsburgh 240 $0 0.57
Lancaster 220 $0 2.6

Texas

     
Houston 230 $0 0.21
The Woodlands 230 $0 0.21
Sugar Land 230 $0 0.21
Dallas 540 $0 0.44
Fort Worth 540 $0 0.44
Arlington 540 $0 0.44
San Antonio 120 $0 0.35
New Braunfels 120 $0 0.35

Utah

     
Salt Lake City 650 $0 2.69

Virginia

     
Richmond 40 $0 0.2

Washington

     
Seattle 320 $0 0.48
Tacoma 320 $0 0.48
Bellevue 320 $0 0.48

Wisconsin

     
Milwaukee 260 $0 0.84
Waukesha 260 $0 0.84
West Allis 260 $0 0.84
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Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Actors

To find out more about building a career as Actors, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:
Actors

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Jobs Percent Salary
(2008)
Performing Arts And Sports 15,190 39%
Movie And Music 11,300 29%
Professional And Technical Services 5,240 13%
Amusement Gambling And Recreation 3,270 8%
Media And Broadcasting 1,180 3%
Education 1,020 2%
Museums And Historic Attractions 800 2%
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Acting Schools by State

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Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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