7. Theatrical and performance makeup artists
Projected increase in 2016: 39.8 percent
Number employed in 2006: 2,000
Median pay in 2006: $36,730
Education/training: A high school diploma or GED may be required depending on the employer. There are also schools that specialize in makeup artist training, but this is not required.
Job outlook: While this occupation is growing by a large percentage, its still a relatively small profession and the number of people interested in this field will still far exceed the number of available positions.
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(Globe Staff Photo/Pat Greenhouse)