How employable are circus performers?

CareerExplorer rates circus performers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future.

Are circus performers in demand?

Historically, circus performers have worked on short-term or seasonal contracts. While this remains true, long-term or ‘career’ circus performers are becoming less uncommon as modern and innovative circuses establish permanent bases in entertainment capitals such as Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, and London; and create traveling companies which perform year-round throughout the world. Competition for work in the field is very robust and, as expected, those applicants with backgrounds in physical fitness, dance, and/or acrobatics stand to secure the most in-demand positions with the highest profile and most prominent companies. In addition to opportunities on New York’s Broadway, at Las Vegas’ casinos, and in London’s West End, cruise lines consistently offer contracts of various lengths and present job prospects which serve as respected training grounds for positions with internationally recognized and elite contemporary circuses.