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How far can i get in a career?

#criminal-justice #acting #career #career-choice I want to be an actor or police officer but i don't know the requirements

Take test for police officer and sign up for backstage for acting. I hope this helps. Min. Leslie Green

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Phyllis’s Answer

The requirements for being a police officer is be at least 19 years of age.
be a citizen of the United States.
have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) for law enforcement and corrections applicants. A bachelors degree is required for correctional probation officers.
not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, not-withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
have documentation of processed fingerprints on file with the employing agency.
pass a physical examination by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or certified advanced registered nurse practitioner.
have good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

To be an actor: There are no formal education requirements to become an actor but a bachelor's degree in theater arts, drama, acting and performing, may be helpful in learning technical skills. Experience is of great importance in this career, as experience leads to bigger and higher paying roles

Thank you!!! Beau A.

I am glad that helps you! Phyllis Sampson

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Brenn’s Answer


The requirements for becoming a Police Officer are different in areas. They can range from being 18 years of age with a high school diploma, having a two-year degree in Criminal Justice, or having a Bachelor's degree, and it all depends on what area in law enforcement you want to enter. Visit this website and enter the City that you would like to work. It will give you the current requirements and sometimes even the salaries. It will also show you what educational, legal, physical, and mental requirements are expected of you so you can see if you meet them all.


Knowing what area of Law Enforcement you are interested in will be the first step. That website also gives you info on that as well.

As for acting, sometimes it's about natural talent, and sometimes it's more about formal training. I'd suggest making a few appointments with talent scouts. They can give you an assessment of where you are now with your acting skills and offer suggestions of what to do next. Often those types of assessment interviews are free. A NOTE: get more than one opinion; in fact, try to get 3 or 4 talent scouts to offer you feedback.

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Nick’s Answer

First off, identify what you are looking to achieve out of your career. I suggest making a list. For example, compare the income ranges for the careers you are interested in. Search out places you would like to work and list the positive things, as well as the negative things. List out what appeals to you with acting versus law enforcement.

Secondly, try completing a career interest test. Taking these types of tests will translate your answers into applicable career fields. Then, search out opportunities based on the top few choices. Different types of law enforcement jobs exist. Play to your strengths.

Lastly, find a counselor in your school that can provide career guidance resources. This will help you make your decision as well.

Nick recommends the following next steps:

Online Career Testing resources: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/free-career-aptitude-tests-2059813

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Bryce’s Answer

Hi Beau,

To become an actor there aren't really any specific requirements for becoming an actor, but there is a lot of networking involved. I definitely recommend possibly attending some acting classes in your city and going to as many auditions as possible. To become a police officer in most states you have to be 18 or 19 years of age and have a GED. You will then have to go through the screening process that is specific to each law enforcement department. Most will require some sort of drug screening, a psych screening, interviews, and possibly a lie detector test. I hope this helps you with your decision.