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

Actors Skills

Below are the skills needed to be actors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension3.883.88
Speaking3.884
Social Perceptiveness3.753.75
Active Listening3.753.62
Time Management33

Actors Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be actors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Expression4.124
Oral Comprehension44.12
Memorization3.884
Written Comprehension3.883.5
Speech Clarity3.884.75

Actors Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be actors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Fine Arts4.675.85
English Language4.314.67
Communications and Media4.124.63
Sociology and Anthropology3.444.32
Psychology3.263.88

Actors Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being actors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships4.575.1
Thinking Creatively4.414.64
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.164.52
Performing General Physical Activities4.024.68
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates3.954.87

Actors Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being actors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Cooperation5
Persistence4.84
Initiative4.81
Social Orientation4.79
Adaptability/Flexibility4.78

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Actors

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Actors jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim10,940 N/A
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell720 N/A
Salt Lake City680 N/A
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale630 N/A
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson630 N/A
San Diego-Carlsbad550 N/A
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land490 N/A
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue400 N/A
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford320 N/A
San Antonio-New Braunfels280 N/A

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to actors

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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