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Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
(SOC Code : 39-5091)
in California

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

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$37.91$16.24$37.15$52.22

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 20221,2001,3001008.320

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,60459.3%
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,9664.4%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Permanent Cosmetics/Makeup and Tattooing

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers in order to determine desired effects.
Duplicate work precisely in order to replicate characters` appearances on a daily basis.
Apply makeup to enhance, and/or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies.
Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits.
Alter or maintain makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect.
Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring in order to achieve specific color effects.
Cleanse and tone the skin in order to prepare it for makeup application.
Analyze a script, noting events that affect each character`s appearance, so that plans can be made for each scene.
Assess performers` skin-type in order to ensure that make-up will not cause break-outs or skin irritations.
Write makeup sheets and take photos in order to document specific looks and the products that were used to achieve the looks.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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