People have been getting paid to clown around for centuries. What's stopping you? The medieval court jester has been replaced by the stand-up comedian, but there are many other career avenues for those with a unique sense of humor. You can turn your talent for making people laugh into a rewarding profession. Could you ask for a better career than one that makes people happy?This book will put you on the path to success. "Careers for Class Clowns & Other Engaging Types" provides all the information you need to launch a career as a: stand-up comedian; circus clown; magician; juggler; actor; musician; TV personality; and, party clown. Inside you'll find practical advice on deciding which calling is right for you, along with first-hand accounts of the everyday routines and working conditions of selected jobs. Written for newcomers and career-changers alike, "Careers for Class Clowns & Other Engaging Types" includes lists of resources to help you get your foot in the door. Here's the first step to a profitable living doing what you love.
Jan Goldberg has written more than 250 articles for such publications as Parenting, Today's Chicago Woman, Chicago Parent, North Shore, and General Learning Corporation's Career World magazine. She has also written a number of books on career development.