What Does A Mermaid Do?

A mermaid is an underwater performer who performs shows at a water park.  This is not an actual mermaid!  🙂 


Mermaid Shorty

How Do I Become A Mermaid?

There is no formal degree requirement for this position.  Applicants should be at least 18 years of age and should be able to swim very well.  

What is the Average Salary For A Mermaid?

The salary range will vary widely, depending on the employer.  Many mermaids only work part-time, and the work is often seasonal.

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Mermaid?

  • Swimming
  • CPR
  • Communication
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Mermaid?

Mermaids will likely work within water parks, and this work will probably be seasonal.   

What Is The Future Outlook For A Mermaid?

There will likely be strong competition for work in this industry. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada