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MUSICIAN/SONGWRITER, IN-DEPTH: When I'm In The Zone, It's Like Flying

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Jill, a Musician and Songwriter, describes what she loves most about her work, its challenges, and work-life balance. It can be challenging to be a sensitive and passionate person and still know how to promote yourself. The good news is that these days, you don't need to be attached to a label - there are many independent opportunities.

Degree: Music Theory and Composition
Job Title: Musician/Songwriter

Job Summary: Musicians and Singers

Job Description

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios. They perform in a variety of styles, such as classical, jazz, opera, rap, or rock.

On-the-Job Training


Additional Info

Musicians and singers need extensive and prolonged training and practice to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to interpret music at a professional level.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Part-time, Varies Widely, Flexible, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Travel, Office, Home, Physically demanding, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, People skills, Strength/stamina, Adventurous, Artistic, Networking, Patience, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Performing Arts
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