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Singer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Professional singers perform opera, gospel, blues, rock, jazz, folk, classical, country, and other musical genres before an audience or in recordings. Singers are musicians who use their voices as their instruments. They may perform as part of a band, choir, or other musical ensembles, or solo, whether with or without musical accompaniment. Singers and musicians hold approximately 173,300 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Outgoing

Social

Career Ladder
Music/Voice Teacher or Nationally Known Singer

Singer

Amateur Singer

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