Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.


  • Ability to perform on cue
  • Ability to speak articulately, listen introspectively and make keen observations
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to be flexible and improvise
  • Ability to attract attention
  • Works will under pressure and meets deadlines
  • Communicates emotions and ideas creatively
  • Ability to relate to people of varying backgrounds
  • Ability to respond quickly to unexpected circumstances
  • Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages


  • Actor/Actress
  • Acting Coach
  • Amusement Park Entertainer
  • Announcer
  • Casting Assistant 
  • Casting Director
  • Comedian
  • Critic
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Director
  • Drama Coach 
  • Drama Therapist
  • Magician
  • Model
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Publicist
  • Stylist
  • Talent Agent   
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Voiceover Artist


  • Theaters
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Amusement and theme parks
  • Touring performance companies
  • Educational  Institutions
  • Talent Agencies
  • Film Studios
  • Television Networks/Cable

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists - Actors’ Equity - Theatre Consultants of America - Center for Communications  - The Dramatists Guild of America - The League of American Theatres and Producers - American Association of Community Theatre - Educational Theatre Association – A guide to arts in Westchester - events, grants, links to local artists, internships, etc. - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS - Jobs in stage and theatre - Career advice and casting information - The Entertainment Professionals Network - Casting calls and auditions  (ARTSEARCH) - Theatre Communications Group’s job search site (call x6370 for username/password) - Jobs at the Shubert Organization’s 17 Broadway theatres - Music, Theater Arts, Film, TV, Media jobs

Additional Resources Available at the CDC