Joseph Nathan Cohen

Department of Sociology, CUNY Queens College, New York, NY


This page profiles the career of actors (Standard Occupation Code: 27-2011). It is part of a series that profiles possible careers for students with passions and interests in content creation. 

Official Description

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Link to Content Creation

Content creators who rely on their ability to deliver compelling scripted or improvised performances may like this field.

Key Stats

Bright Outlook?  Yes

National Job (Thousands) In 2021: 50.6

Projected Ten-Year Growth In Jobs, 2021 – 2031: 8% – 10%

Median Income (US): $17.94 per hour

Top Markets: Actors

Note: Los Angeles data is missing. This is likely the country’s largest market.

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