Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

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What do they do?

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.

Also known as:

Commercial Makeup Artist, Hair and Makeup Designer, Makeup Artist, Prosthetic Makeup Designer, Special Effects Makeup Artist, Special Makeup Effects Artist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 6.7%

    Percent Change

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  • 600

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (2.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (18%)
  • Associate's degree (11%)
  • Some college, no degree (33.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (30.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.7%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
  • Apply cleansing or conditioning agents to client hair, scalp, or skin.
  • Review production information to determine costume or makeup requirements.
  • Assess skin or hair conditions.
  • Collaborate with others to determine production details.
  • Manage budgets for personal services operations.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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