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SOC: 27-2042 Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or entertain by singing songs in recital, in accompaniment, or as a member of an orchestra, band, or other musical group. Musical performers may entertain on-stage, radio, TV, film, video, or record in studios. Exclude "Dancers" (27-2031).
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Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Perform music for live audiences and recordings. Audition for positions in orchestras, choruses, bands, and other music groups. Practice playing instruments or singing to improve their technique. Rehearse to prepare for performances. Find locations for performances or concerts. Travel, sometimes great distances, to performance venues. Promote their careers by doing photo shoots and interviews or maintaining a website or social media presence.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.52   Entry
Mean $17.92   Mean
Experience $22.61 Experience

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
16017015.6
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