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US: Calling All Actors! Contribute to the National O*NET Actor Survey


The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Actors. As the nation’s most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at

You have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative and your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public.

Actors: Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Alternate titles for this occupation include: Comedian, Comic, Stand Up Comedian, Community Theater Actor, Theatre Ensemble Member, Dramatic Reader, Understudy, Narrator, Voice-Over Artist    

You are considered an Occupation Expert if you:

  • Have at least one year of professional experience working in the occupation.
  • Have a minimum of five years combined professional experience practicing, training, teaching, and/or supervising others who perform in the occupation.
  • Are currently actively involved in the field and based in the United States.

How to Participate 
If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Constance Bite at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor, at [email protected] or 877-233-7348, Extension 965.

Please provide the following:

  • Full Name
  • Company Name and Title
  • Daytime Phone Number 
  • Email Address
  • Address with City and State

Process and Participation Incentive:
A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires. Experts who are selected and agree to participate will receive a $40.00 VISA gift code and an oak-framed Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor.

We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you for your support.

If you know anyone within your network who is also an expert and would be interested in participating, feel free to forward this information to them.

Thank you!



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