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Entertainment and Sports – Job Summaries

Entertainment and Sports – Job Summaries

Entertainment and Sports

Workers in these occupations perform and oversee artistic and athletic ventures.

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.

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2022).



Actors express ideas and portray characters in theater, film, television, and other performing arts media.

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Assistant/Associate Movie/Television Producer

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials, and other performing arts productions.

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The Arts and Entertainment (Theatre, Dance, Music, Literature, Media, Sports, Athletes)

Athletes and Sports Competitors

Athletes and sports competitors participate in organized, officiated sporting events to entertain spectators.

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Coaches and Scouts

Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport.

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Dancers and Choreographer

Dancers and choreographers use dance performances to express ideas and stories.

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Location Manager

Location Managers/Scouts work closely with Directors and Producers to search for filming locations.

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Models pose for artists, photographers, and other clients to help advertise products.

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Music Composer

Music directors lead musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.

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Musician and Singers

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.

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Sports Officials/Referees

Umpires, referees, and other sports officials preside over competitive athletic or sporting events to help maintain standards of play.

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