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Actor—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Actors play parts or roles in dramatic productions on the stage, in motion pictures, on television or radio, or on the Internet. They impersonate, or portray, characters by speech, gesture, song, and dance. There are approximately 69,000 actors working in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Successful Actor

Actor

Aspiring Actor

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