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What do they do?

Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

Also known as:

Artist, Choir Member, Chorister, Entertainer, Gospel Singer, Musician, Opera Singer, Singer, Singing Telegram Performer, Songwriter, Tenor, Vocal Performer, Vocalist

Typical Wages

Hourly wages for Musicians and Singers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Musicians and Singers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #20 in job growth rate
  • 150

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #22 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Singers:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Award of less than 1 academic year, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (4.8%)
  • Master's degree (19.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (34.6%)
  • Associate's degree (5.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (20.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (12%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.2%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Colleges that Prepare

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Memorization - The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Hearing Sensitivity - The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Perform music for the public.
  • Practice athletic or artistic skills.
  • Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
  • Create musical compositions, arrangements or scores.
  • Perform for recordings.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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