Musicians

Musicians perform, compose, conduct, arrange, and teach music. Performing musicians may work alone or as part of a group, or ensemble. They may play before live audiences in clubs or auditoriums, or they may perform on television or radio, in motion pictures, or in a recording studio. Musicians usually play either classical, popular (including rock and country), jazz, or folk music, but many musicians play several musical styles. Musicians, singers, and related workers hold approximately 240,000 jobs in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Music
  • Theater/Dance
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Hands On
Licensure/Certification Required

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