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Musicians & Singers

Also called: Choir Member, Musician, Singer, Violinist

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What they do:
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.
On the job, you would:
  • Perform before live audiences in concerts, recitals, educational presentations, and other social gatherings.
  • Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment.
  • Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps
Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between sounds
  • pay attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds
Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software
  • Blogging software
  • Facebook Hot Technology
Video creation and editing software
  • YouTube Hot Technology
Music or sound editing software
  • Avid Technology Pro Tools
  • iZotope Ozone

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
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