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What Does it Take to Be a Musician or Singer?

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

Other Musician or Singer Job Titles

  • Harpist
  • Concert Singer
  • Organist
  • Piano Player
  • Musician

Job Outlook for Musicians and Singers

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 172,400 jobs in the United States for Musician or Singer. 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.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Musicians and Singers in U.S.

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.

Who Employs Musicians and Singers?

Musician or Singer Sectors

Below are examples of industries where Musicians and Singers work:

Musician or Singer Industries

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