How can you get into acting?
Acting is pretty easy to get into If you are in an area where they actually have a lot of production work going on such as LA or NYC. If you're interested in the Acting Scene in New York, you can got to this website - http://www.NYCastings.com and see whats casting right away. You'll find auditions for many New York based TV shows, Broadway Shows & Films. Also commercials, print work and other types of projects.
Just know where to find the auditions is a huge step forward in planning your career.
But, before you try and get auditions, you should join an acting program to learn about the craft. You have to know how the language of how actors & directors communicate, before trying to get into the auditions.
I've made a video about this subject - http://www.amazon.com/6-Steps-Successful-Acting-Career/dp/B0036FFI2G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354036486&sr=8-1&keywords=6steps+to+a+successful+acting+career
It explains how to get started and become a 'working' actor.
If you're not in a major market start with the School plays and community theatre then when you decide you want to make it your profession, move to one of the big cities where things are being filmed.
stage acting (theatre acting) is acting with a microphone on your person rather than acting with a microphone above your head. with film acting there are specific ways to stand and you have to take your "mark". On a stage it is more freely done. Also, when acting in a film you do not look at the camera at all, that way it seems more real. When acting on a stage sometimes the actors will…
While no career is quite the same as acting, some are similar. But first, I need to know what your definition of acting is, Theater acting? Movie/TV acting? etc. The only similar jobs I can think of are; singing, miming, becoming a Drama teacher, acting on stage, acting in a film/on TV. Hope I helped =P