Details Report for:
27-2042.00 - Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.
Sample of reported job titles: Choir Member, Gospel Singer, Musician, Opera Singer, Orchestra Musician, Percussionist, Singer, Singing Telegram Performer, Tenor, Vocalist
Tasks | Technology Skills | Tools Used | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
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- Accounting software — Financial tracking software
- Calendar and scheduling software — Appointment scheduling software
- Computer based training software — Cantovation Sing & See; Singing Success
- Electronic mail software — Email software
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP software
- Instant messaging software — Snapchat; Twitter
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Music or sound editing software — Apple GarageBand; Audacity; Avid Technology Pro Tools; iZotope Ozone (see all 7 examples)
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Video creation and editing software — YouTube
- Web page creation and editing software — Blogging software; Facebook ; Instagram
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Accessories for stringed instruments — Capos; String cutters; String winders; Stringed instrument bows
- Alto horns
- Audio amplifier — Amplifiers
- Audio mixing consoles — Sound mixers
- Baritone horns
- Basses — Double basses
- Bassoon — Bassoons
- Bells — Handbells
- Bongoes — Bongo drums
- Clarinets — Bb clarinets
- Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players; Compact disk CD trainers
- Cymbals — Orchestral cymbals
- Drum stick — Drum mallets; Wooden drum sticks
- Drums — Kettle drums
- Earphone — In-ear monitors IEM
- Electronic instrument tuner — Digital tuners
- English horns
- Equalizers — Audio equalizers
- Euphonium — Euphoniums
- French horns
- Guitars — Acoustic guitars
- Instrument strings or picks — Finger picks
- Karaoke systems — Karaoke machines
- Marching bells
- Metronomes — Electronic metronomes
- Microphone stand — Microphone stands
- Microphones — Clip-on microphones; Monitor microphones; Studio microphones; Universal serial bus USB microphones (see all 5 examples)
- MP3 players or recorders — MP3 trainers
- Musical cornets
- Musical flutes
- Musical instrument effects unit — Effects pedals; Effects racks; Vocal processors
- Musical instrument stand — Cymbal stands; Guitar stands
- Musical instrument stands or sheet holders — Sheet music stands
- Musical organs
- Mutes — Instrument mutes
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Personal computers
- Piccoloes — Piccolos
- Public address systems — Loudspeaker systems
- Saxophones — Alto saxophones
- Synthesizer — Synthesizers
- Tablet computers
- Timpanies — Timpani
- Tuba — Tubas
- Tuning forks — Instrument tuning forks
- Viola — Violas
- Violoncellos — Cellos
- Wireless microphone and instrument amplification system — Wireless microphones
- Zither — Autoharps; Dulcimers
- Perform music for the public.
- Study details of musical compositions.
- Practice athletic or artistic skills.
- Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
- Train others on performance techniques.
- Audition for roles.
- Perform for recordings.
- Promote products, activities, or organizations.
- Create musical compositions, arrangements or scores.
- Coordinate musical rehearsals or performances.
- Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|Related Experience||Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include hydroelectric production managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters, and medical assistants.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to < 7.0)|
|25-2011.00||Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education|
|25-3021.00||Self-Enrichment Teachers Bright Outlook|
|27-2041.00||Music Directors and Composers|
|27-3011.00||Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys|
|39-7011.00||Tour Guides and Escorts|
|41-9091.00||Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers|
|53-7065.00||Stockers and Order Fillers|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2019)||$30.39 hourly|
|Employment (2019)||175,600 employees|
|Projected growth (2019-2029)||Slower than average (1% to 2%)|
|Projected job openings (2019-2029)||19,000|
|Top industries (2019)||
Other Services (Except Public Administration) (43% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data and 2019-2029 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Academy of Country Music
- Actors' Equity Association
- American College of Musicians
- American Federation of Musicians
- American Guild of Musical Artists
- American String Teachers Association
- Chamber Music America
- Country Music Association
- International Bluegrass Music Association
- International Society for the Performing Arts
- League of American Orchestras
- National Band Association
- North American Singers Association
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Musicians and singers
- Percussive Arts Society
- Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
- The Contemporary A Capella Society of America