Media Career Research-Actors

Jacqueline Durand

What are the basic skills required to become an actor?

In order for someone to become an actor, they have to have English language skills, fine arts classes taken (like theater), and communication in media. The fields of study required are psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

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What types of activities do Actors do?

Actors have to read scripts, meet with agents, audition in front of directors and producers, and memorize their lines from their script.

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What are the working conditions and physical demands?

The working conditions are indoors and outdoors sometimes constantly. The physical demands are standing a lot, traveling multiple times for one movie, and speaking a lot.

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What are the work hours and travel?

Sometimes Actors have to work 16- 20 hours a day, and travel multiple parts of the world just for one movie.

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What are the educational requirements for becoming an Actor?

The is no degree required, but the more education, the better chance you have of being a better actor in the future. A couple degree fields can be drama, theater arts, and/or performing arts.

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What is the national average annual wage for Actors?

The national average annual wage for Actors is $51,728.
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What is the average annual wage for Actors in Texas?

The annual wage for Actors in Texas is $327,000.
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What is the average hourly wage for Actors in Texas?

Actors get $28 per hour.
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What is the future outlook for Actors?

The future employment of actors is increasing about 4%, which is slower than average.

Acting Tips : What Are the Important Things Acting Agents Look For?

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