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Training/Educational Requirements: No formal education required

Median Salary: $49,000 per year

Job Prospects: Fair

Job Description


Magicians perform tricks and illusions for people. There are varying degrees of magicians, and the more experience and training that one has in this position, often the better they are. One usually may not consider a magician as a full-time career, but it can turn into that.

Magicians work at a specific venue, keep regular gigs or engagements, or work on a contract basis through an entertainment company. Magicians perform at special events or engagements for entertainment purposes. The more breadth and depth that they have to their tricks, the more likely they are to get a variety of engagements. Magicians should be able to work with various groups, from children to the elderly.

Magicians generally perform optical illusions or other tricks that they learn through their training and experience. Those magicians with really impressive tricks and who can connect with their audience are the ones who get full-time engagements and who are the most successful. It can be helpful for a magician to work on personality and people skills as much as the actual magic tricks to make the perfect act.

Magicians may work on their own or on a contract basis, and if this is the case then they must be able to manage their own business as well. This can be a full time job or offer regular paying engagements or clients if the act is good and the tricks are impressive. It’s necessary to keep up with many different skills and practice the act to keep it fresh and cutting edge.

Training/Educational Requirements


There really isn’t any formal educational requirement for the magician profession. Though most magicians have a minimum of a high school diploma, this is not a requirement. Some of the most successful magicians are just naturally talented in this capacity and work to foster and further develop this skill over time. It’s not as much about an educational requirement so much as working on the perfection of the craft and skills involved.

It can be helpful to take training courses to learn new tricks and fully develop the magic act. This can be helpful at the beginning, but over time a magician’s training becomes more of a matter of practicing. It can be interesting to keep up with current trends and new tricks, but the best magicians are the ones who offer something unique and interesting, even if that something is old and time-tested. Practicing the actual magic tricks is important, as is working on the interpersonal skills required to create a successful act.

How to Get Hired


The best way to get hired as a magician is to have an act. Though this act is sure to evolve over time, having a repertoire of tricks as a starting point is a great way to initially get hired. Working as a magician at smaller venues or engagements is an excellent way to build up experience and develop an act. This is another great way to get hired into a more full time or regular position.

Working in a support role, at an entertainment company, or at a specific venue that uses magicians is another way to get hired or at least get a foot in the door. It can be helpful to observe other magicians and pick up tips and tricks that can be used in the future. This is a helpful way to build diversity as a magician and end up getting hired in a more lucrative capacity.

Job Prospects, Employment Outlook, and Career Development


Though there are working magician jobs out there, the growth is not quite as fast as in other professions. Because this is an occupation that depends on demand for entertainment, when there are tough economic times, magicians are not in a period of growth. Magicians often represent a form of entertainment that people will pay for when they have disposable income. If times are tough, people won’t often pay money to hire a magician or to see a magic show.

Working on a contract basis may be a more feasible option in terms of career opportunities in this field. Working for an entertainment company can offer more promise of regular paid engagements. Being a magician can be a competitive occupation, so it’s important to stand out from the crowd in some way.

Working Environment


The working environment may vary for a magician, depending on type of employment. If magicians have their own show or are more established, then they may have their own auditorium or venue that people come to see them at. A permanent venue usually involves a rather large stage with potential for trap doors. Any venue that entertains people may have a need for a magician, so it may be necessary to cater the act to the environment.

If a magician works for an entertainment company or independently, the entertainer may travel to different venues or client homes to work private parties. This can mean a different working environment each day, and working with all different types of personalities. This can make for a rather interesting and constantly changing work environment, but it may not be as high paying as a regular engagement.

Salary and Benefits


Though the average salary for a magician is around $49,000, the range can vary based on many factors. This salary assumes that the magician works on a full-time basis and is a trained professional. There are all levels of magicians in a wide array of jobs, many of which work on a part-time or contractual basis. If working in that capacity, then there may not be a set salary range but instead an hourly rate. Magicians may be employed by entertainment companies, or may even have regular gigs at specific venues. Most magicians don’t receive benefits, so they are often responsible for their own.
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over 6 years ago

johnny>Hello johnny,My name is Toshi,25years old.Im staying in Angeles city in philippine for my job as a manager of ESLschool for almost 6 month. I used to perform magic in Japan for 5 years, and Im actually looking for another place to show my performance in the philippine. And also I need someone who are familliar with these things as a magician :) May I ask something if you dont mind? please find me on fb(Toshiyuki kobby Fujishima) thank you.





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over 5 years ago

@vick, you are wrong, you can be naturally talented at magic, yes it takes work, but if you can pick it up quikly or think of new tricks quickly and creatively then you are naturally talented. you dont really need FORMAL training, this means college or high school, in order to be a magician all you need is a passion for your art and someone to watch.

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over 6 years ago

hi im a magician im a filipino..im doing magic in almost 5 years and i love doin it...

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about 6 years ago

I beg to differ, A LOT OF FORMAL TRAINING IS REQUIRED to be a magician. Or at least a regularly working magician performing quality shows. First there is all you must learn about the art of magic, that in it's self is a life long journey. Then acting lessons, speech classes, at least some type of classes in movement (maybe not dance per see but how to move gracefully) and improvisation classes. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEING NATURALLY TALENTED IN MAGIC, it takes years of work. There are really no "training" classes to learn new effects (tricks are what dogs and working girls do) however you may pick up new routines at lectures. Expect to spend thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime on the books that will help you become a good quality magician.
Want to know more? Then google "Illusions by Vick"

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almost 6 years ago

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almost 6 years ago

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over 6 years ago

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almost 7 years ago

If you are hired through a company to work how much can you expect to make an hour?

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almost 6 years ago

Are you looking Magician for Magic show ?
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almost 6 years ago

Are you looking Magician for Magic show ?
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about 6 years ago

I am the worlds best mentalist...guaranteed! I have worked for fortune 500's and beyond. I add new execs and corporations yearly. If you want the best check out, www.scottxavier.com

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almost 6 years ago

Are you looking Magician for Magic show ?
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almost 6 years ago

Are you looking Magician for Magic show ?
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almost 6 years ago

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about 6 years ago

I WANNA BE A MAGICIAN WHEN IM OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!! SOOOOO BAD! ITS ALWAYS BEEN MY DREAM SINCE I WAS YOUNGER!

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over 6 years ago

I am a magician and illusionist with 30 years of experience, having performed more than 5000 shows. Specialised in kids birthday party shows. I was official magician at Starwood Hotel Sheraton Kuwait for 14 years. Presently in India and willing to perform anywhere in India for any event.

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over 6 years ago

I am a Bangladeshi magician

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over 2 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

hi my name is logan ive been doing magic for 11 years and ive been looking to make it my full-time career.

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over 4 years ago

hi,iam magician anjaan,performed many tv reality shows in india,last 16yerar i am performing regulerly,kids magic,illusion magic,manupulation magic,closeup magic etc.now i want to performe out of home town,so any body wants a good magician pls.call me-09899705497

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about 5 years ago

Hi Im a kids magician and have preformed for schools and hospitals but I need to move on and get library gigs and maybe summer fairs how do I do that I seem to be in a rut and cant get out.can you help ?thankyou

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about 5 years ago

Magic entertainment for adult and children events. youtube, charles the magician. charlesthemagician.moonfruit.com 708.769.1114

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over 5 years ago

If I sant to follow David Copperfield and Criss Angel Believe for good magician and illusion.
How do I know to start basic first step? Cards tricks? Others?
I don't want to pick up wrong kind of magic and get confused. I will accept to learn and practice different magic. I am not comfortable to be alone in magic because I don't know how to start magic. At home? Yes, I do but cost too much money to get another stuff. I want to learn real magic but I have no idea how it works.

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over 5 years ago

How do I know about magician and illusion level?
Magic tricks
Magician
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Semi-Professional
Professional
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Master Magician
I am talking about between beginner to professional magic.
What is different about street magic, close-up,grand illusion and more? I want to understand better if you can explain me correct list.

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2 months ago

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4 months ago

Im not sure where you got the figure of $49,000 but if you ask any working pros what they thought the median salary was I doubt any of them would say even half that. I doubt the average salary is even that high, the median is almost certainly not

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about 1 year ago

hi my name is matthew also known as trix the magician ive been doing magic since i was 7 im 32 now and have a great parlour show so if anybody know where i can find work in the lufkin texas area please let me know. also ive done some vaudville show s in the eureka springs arkansas area.

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over 5 years ago

MOBILE: 0 97871 57871
magicsuresh007@gmail.com

M.Suresh
Parukutti Nilyam
12/A Anumandha Gounder Street,
S.Kodiyur,
Jolarper
Vellore Dist-635 851

Respected Sir,

I have learnt “Mayajalam Street Magic” with Sun TV eminent “Vadivel Pillai”. I have shown nearly 300 programmes in shopping malls.hotels ,bar and local TV channels and podhgai channel (weekly programmes in india ).now working in AMET CRUSIES I AM A INDIAN FIRST CRUISES MAGICIAN So, kindly give me and opportunity in your esteemed hotel mall r bar I will do up to my level best. If I get a chance in your tv channel mall definitely I will make brighter than the other hotel

My Profile:

• Main: Close - Up
• New Magic’s: Above 3000
• Special Tricks: Coins & Mind Reading and
• More than 3000 magic’s in street
• Blind Folded Magic with cards & mind reading
• Experience: 6 years in street magic
• Totally 16000 ,magic

Thanking you,

Your’s truly,
(M.Suresh)

M.SURESH

12/A Anumandha Gounder Street,
S.Kodiyur,
Jolarpet magicsuresh007@gmail.com
Vellore Dist-635 851 MOBILE NO: 97871 57871

Objective:

Seeking a challenging environment that encourages leaning and creativity, provides exposure to new ideas, and stimulates personal and professional growth.

Primary Examination:

1999-2000 - Don Bosco High School, Jolarpet Vellore Dt

Higher Secondary Examination:

2001-2002 - Govt. Boys High School, Jolarpet Vellore Dt
Percentage of marks 63%

Educational Qualification:

DME, ISME, ADE, IBM (usa)
Hobbies :

Entertainment in the people magic

Playing cards magic


Participation in sports and games:

Cricket

Special Skills:

Mind reading

Close up magic

Walk around magic

Blind folding magic


Experience:

2006-2011 - Working Pothigai channel

I was selected carnival ship in a USA (Position Table Artist) Magician

Marlin Examination (Base America) in Table Artist 76% , 66%

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Father’s Name - N.Mani (Late)

Address - 12/A Anumandha Gounder Street,
S.Kodiyur,
Jolarper
Vellore Dist-635 851

Date of birth - 01.05.1984

Sex - Male

Nationality - Indian

Religion - Hindu

Language Known - English and Tamil, Malayam

- I hereby solemnly declare that the above furnished particulars are true to the best of my knowledge.

Date : Your’s faithfully

Place:

(M.SURESH)


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