Actors, Entertainers and Presenters

Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.


New workers

New workers start around £15,650. Normal pay is £30,652 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55,666.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 13,300 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Plays pre-recorded music at nightclubs, discotheques, and private functions.

  • Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.

  • Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.

  • Trains animals to perform entertaining routines and may perform with them.

  • Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.

  • Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.

  • Studies script; play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Newsletters

  • IOS Applications

  • Television Production

  • Photography

  • Video Advertising

  • Short Films

  • User Generated Content

  • Marketing

  • Social Media Advertising

  • Project Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Sales

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • English Language

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • Research

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.