You might be having trouble believing that you can make a living as a mermaid, but before you run out and drown yourself, there is more to it than you might think. If you are in the middle of career planning or a job search and you always wanted to be a mermaid, then there might be a way for you to fulfill this incredibly misguided and kind of creepy wish.
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook- Poor:
The mermaid show is a dying enterprise. Job seekers probably want to look elsewhere for employment.
A Day in The Life:
Swim. Waive and creepy people. Water. Rinse. Repeat. There are places in the world, scary places, where people can go to see water shows involving women dressed up as mermaids. Now this isn’t some extremely disturbing plot for a horror film, but is instead just simply, albeit creepy, fun. If you are still confused, think of synchronized swimming but with women wearing mermaid flipper costumes. You are beginning to get the idea.
In terms of finding a wildly novel job that will leave friends and family scratching their collective heads, you’ve hit the jackpot. However, one big problem is the number of opportunities. As you might have guessed there are not a lot of opportunities for women who want to pretend to be mermaids. In this regard, “professional mermaid” is a bit of a long shot. To make matters worse, the current “mermaid exhibitions” aren’t fairing too well. Darn that Internet! That’s right kids in the days before Internet and television, a woman dressed as mermaid was entertainment. You whippersnappers don’t know how good you’ve got it!
Expect to be paid in fishes and the souls of fishermen.
Career Training and Qualifications:
A willingness to put on the mermaid costume and swim around top the qualifications list.