Career Planning Should I Become a Theater and Performance Makeup Artist? Take This Quiz By Dawn Rosenberg McKay Updated November 10, 2016 Share Pin Email Career Planning Career Choices Basics Skills and Training Self-Assessment Job Search Tips Evaluating Job Offers Job Loss Workplace Tips Work Balance Labor Laws and Rights View All 1. My favorite class in school is or was: Pamela Moore / E+ / Getty Images History Math English Art 2. How do you feel if you had to look for new jobs constantly? Tetra Images / Getty Images Extremely stressed out. It would keep life interesting. Somewhat stressed out. A little nervous but I can deal with it. 3. Could you deal with being unemployed for a long time between jobs? muharrem ├╢ner / E+ / Getty Images I would be fine. I'm good at budgeting my money. I don't know if I could live that way. If I had to live that way I could, but I'd rather not. I couldn't live that way. 4. How do you decide which makeup to use on a lead actress? Hero Images / Hero Images / Getty Images After speaking with the director, I pick the best products. Talk to director; weigh pros and cons to get the best image. I ask the actress how she wants to look. I decide how I want her to look. 5. Your boss gives you a job. His boss gives you another. What do you do? Sujata Jana / EyeEm / Getty Images Call in sick for a week. Figure out the steps and schedule tasks. Write a to-do list for the second project. Tell one of them you can't do the assignment. 6. New cosmetics products come out all the time. Will you use them? antonioiacobelli / RooM / Getty Images I'll attend seminars to keep up with cosmetics trends. I will try them. I might try new products if someone recommends them. I will stick with the products with which I'm familiar. 7. You have a limited budget for entertainment. How do you spend it? Sam Edwards / OJO Images / Getty Images I choose one thing to do each month. Figure out how much each thing costs and pick most affordable. I use my credit card. I ask my parents for money. 8. You want to make decorations. Your buddy bought them. What do you do? Lumina Images / Blend Images / Getty Images I convince my friend to return them. I make a few that match the ones from the store. I tell my friend that I'm going to make the food instead. I make some anyway. Mine will be so much nicer. 9. What is the highest level degree you want to earn? Ann Cutting / The Image Bank / Getty Images High School or Equivalency Diploma One-year Certificate After High School Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree 10. What is the lowest salary you would be willing to earn? Kris Bradley / Moment / Getty Images $53,230 $85,440 $64,320 $102.650 Should I Become a Theater and Performance Makeup Artist? You got: Don't Become a Makeup Artist Colin Anderson / Blend Images / Getty Images This quiz assessed whether you have the soft skills to be a theater and performance makeup artist. It also looked at your willingness to fulfill the educational requirements and the lowest compensation you would find acceptable. Your answers indicated you wouldn't succeed in this occupation or enjoy it. Makeup artists must have artistic talent, excellent critical thinking and time management skills. Their assignments are typically short-term with extended periods of unemployment between them. Makeup artists must spend from several months to one year in cosmetology school. The median annual salary is $53,230. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Should I Become a Theater and Performance Makeup Artist? You got: Makeup Artist Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice Chad Baker / DigitalVision / Getty Images According to your answers on this quiz, you don't have enough of the soft skills to succeed as a theater and performance makeup artist, and you may not want to fulfill the educational requirements to do this work. In addition, you may not think the compensation is adequate. Makeup artists need artistic talent and excellent critical thinking and time management skills. They typically work on short-term assignments with lengthy periods of unemployment between them. Makeup artists must go to cosmetology school. It takes several months to a year to complete. They earn a median annual salary of $53,230. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Should I Become a Theater and Performance Makeup Artist? You got: You Might Make a Good Makeup Artist Aziz Ary Neto / Cultura / Getty Images This quiz will help you determine whether you have the soft skills needed to become a performance and theater makeup artist and are willing to fulfill the educational requirements and salary. Based on your answers, this occupation is probably a good match for you, but it isn't a perfect one. See where the gaps are before you move ahead. Makeup artists must be artistic, willing to learn about new techniques and products, and able to establish budgets and coordinate their work with others. Critical thinking and time management skills are imperative. Makeup artists usually experience lengthy periods of unemployment between short-term assignments. You will have to attend cosmetology school for several months to one year. The median annual salary is $53,230. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Should I Become a Theater and Performance Makeup Artist? You got: You Were Born to Be a Makeup Artist bluecinema / E+ / Getty Images Congratulations! You made a good choice. According to your answers, you have most of, if not all, the soft skills you need to be a performance and theater makeup artist, are willing to fulfill the educational requirements and find the salary acceptable. Makeup artists must want to learn about new products and techniques. Critical thinking and time management skills are essential. Makeup artists typically work on short-term jobs with long periods of unemployment between them. Make sure you can deal with that. You will have to attend cosmetology school for several months to one year. Makeup artists earn a median annual salary of $53,230. Even though these results indicate makeup artist is a good career choice for you, you should still learn all you can about it before you make a final decision. Share Your Results Share Pin Tweet Up Next Up Next Article Should You Go to College? Up Next Article What Does 'Median Salary' Mean? Up Next Article What Are Your Career Options in the Cosmetology Field? Up Next Article How Much is the Average Salary for US Workers?