Entertainment & Sports

Overview

Employment of entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment is projected to increase by about 60,600. Strong demand from the public for more movies and television shows, as well as the in-creasing popularity of sports, will contribute to job growth for the entertainment and sports occupations.

The median annual wage for entertainment and sports occupations was $45,250 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.


U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Experience & Exposure Opportunities

  • Athletic Training Club
  • School Theatrical Productions
  • School Music-Related Groups and Productions
  • School Athletics

Opportunities may vary by school. See your Counselor for more information

Sample Jobs in the Entertainment & Sports Field

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career TitleMean Annual SalaryEducation Requirements
ActorsVariesSome college, no degree
Athletes & Sports Competitors$51,370No formal education needed
Coaches & Scouts$34,840Bachelor’s Degree
Musicians & SingersVariesNo formal education needed
Music Directors & Composers$51,670Bachelor’s Degree
Producer & Directors$74,420Bachelor’s Degree

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