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Magicians and illusionists

OaSIS code 55109.02

Magicians and illusionists perform sleight-of-hand tricks, disappearing acts and other illusions.

Overview

Also known as

  • Magician

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Perform sleight-of-hand tricks, disappearing acts and other illusions.

Additional information

  • There is little mobility between the different occupations in this unit group.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Actors, comedians and circus performers (53121)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

5 – Occupations usually require short-term work demonstration and no formal education

Major group

55 – Support occupations in art and culture

Sub-major group

551 – Support occupations in art and culture

Minor group

5510 – Support occupations in art and culture

Unit group

55109 – Other performers

Occupational profile

55109.02 – Magicians and illusionists

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Performing General Physical Activities
4 - High Level
Thinking Creatively
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
1 - Less than 35 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
5 - Physically touching or very close

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Advertising companies
  • Circuses
  • Production companies
  • Self-employment
  • Theatres

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Finger-Hand-Wrist Motion
5 - Highest Level
Speech Clarity
5 - Highest Level
Speed of Limb Movement
5 - Highest Level
Finger Dexterity
4 - High Level
Manual Dexterity
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Social Perceptiveness
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Oral Expression
3 - Moderate Level
Persuading
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
5 - Extremely important
Creativity
5 - Extremely important
Social Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important