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Musicians & Singers

Also called: Musician, Orchestra Musician, Singer, Vocalist

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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
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between sounds
  • pay attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • notice when problems happen

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
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Music or sound editing software
  • Apple GarageBand
  • Audacity
Web page creation and editing software
  • Blogging software
  • Facebook Hot Technology
Computer based training software
  • Cantovation Sing & See
  • Singing Success

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$30.39
$11.11
$80.70
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