By: Jadesy Herrera


Actors use creative thinking to interpret scripts, research characters and roles, and perform to entertain, inform or instruct audiences. Actors must follow instructions given by the director of a piece. They must be able to portray a whole spectrum of emotions through body movements, gestures and speech.


The average salary for an Actor / Actress is $38,194 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

3 colloges that offer an acting major

University of Texas
Texas Tech

Actress outlook for 2020

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers are expected to have 16 percent job growth from 2010 to 2020 -- 12 percentage points higher than actors.

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