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Speech & Theatre Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River, Richard Higgason, 816.604.6530
MCC-Longview, Bill Cue, 816.604.2530
MCC-Maple Woods, Ayanna Bridges, 816.604.3328
MCC-Penn Valley

Actors play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions 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.

Possible job titles

  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Comedian
  • Comic
  • Community Theater Actor
  • Narrator
  • Voice-Over Artist
  • Stand Up Comedian
  • Theatre Ensemble Member
  • Understudy

Base salary and job outlook

  • Employment (2006): 70,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Average (7% to 13%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 23,000 additional employees

Additional career information