Entertainment & Sports Occupations
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following about entertainment and sports occupations:
Overall employment in entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 95,500 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 106,200 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $49,470 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
Entertainment & Sports Jobs
Below you find a list of positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Actors & Actresses||Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media.||Some college, no degree||The annual wage is not available.|
|Athletes and Sports Competitors||Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.||No formal educational credential||$77,300|
|Coaches and Scouts||Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport.||Bachelor's degree||$38,970|
|Dancers and Choreographers||Dancers and choreographers use dance performances to express ideas and stories.||May vary with type of dancer||The annual wage is not available.|
|Music Directors and Composers||Music directors lead musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.||Bachelor's degree||$49,130|
|Musicians and Singers||Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.||No formal educational credential||The annual wage is not available.|
|Producers and Directors||Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions.||Bachelor's degree||$79,000|
|Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials||Umpires, referees, and other sports officials preside over competitive athletic or sporting events to help maintain standards of play.||High school diploma or equivalent||$35,860|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic