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Life As a Musician or Singer

Career Description Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Types of Musician or Singer

  • Timpanist
  • Pianist
  • Flutist
  • Soloist
  • Concert Singer

Is There Going to be Demand for Musicians and Singers?

There were about 172,400 jobs for Musician or Singer in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 10,400 new jobs for Musician or Singer by 2026. The BLS estimates 17,800 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Musician or Singer are Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Nebraska, Idaho, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Where do Musicians and Singers Work?


Below are examples of industries where Musicians and Singers work:



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