Musicians & Singers

Basic Job Description

  • Convey moods or emotions through music
  • Express creativity through music, dance, or acting
  • Tell stories through visual, or dramatic arts
  • Work as a team member


Education, Training, Licensing Required

  • This job does not require a license
  • This job does not require any college or high school degree
  • Long-term on the job training to become competent
  • No related work experience for entry


Day-to-Day Work Activities

  • Practicing
  • Working with others
  • Thinking Creatively


Working Conditions

  • Using your hands to handle, control, or fell objects, tools, or controls
  • Working with a group or team
  • The importance of being accurate or exact
  • Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
  • High levels of competition


Earnings

  • Average salary in the U.S. for this occupation is $23.82 an hour
  • Average salary in Minnesota for this occupation is $18.63 an hour


Current Employment & Outlook

  • Current employment in this occupation in the U.S. 176,200 (as of 2010)
  • Current employment in this occupation in Minnesota 3,586 (as of 2010)
  • Expected employment in this occupation in the U.S. 194,100 (as of 2020)
  • Expected employment in this occupation in Minnesota 3,996 (as of 2020)


Advantages/Disadvantages

  • Pro: This job pays well
  • Pro: May become famous
  • Con: Very competitive