On the Job
Actors play parts in a variety of venues. They may work in television, radio, movies, or stage. They may work in comedy or drama. Their job might also involve singing or dancing.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Audition for roles.
- Collaborate with others to prepare or perform artistic productions.
- Entertain public with comedic or dramatic performances.
- Perform music for the public.
- Practice athletic or artistic skills.
- Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
- Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
- Study scripts to determine project requirements.
- Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
- Write material for artistic or entertainment purposes.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working with a group or team.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
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