Career Details

Singer - William Lee Golden (Oak Ridge Boys)

Career Overview

A singer may perform live for audiences and/or record their music for sale on CDs or on the Internet.

Education

There are no set requirements for working in this career field, so PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Earning a four-year university bachelor's in a music or voice-related field may help a person to improve their skills and find employment (especially in the Opera or classical music settings).

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Recommended Courses

  • Performing Arts
  • Business
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Learn to play the piano!
Future Outlook

Because of the large number of people who want to enter this field and the relatively small number of openings, there will continue to be a lot of competition for these positions. You might want to consider a back-up plan!

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Work Environment

Singers are likely to perform in theaters, clubs, or stadiums (if they are really good!) Some may also spend time in studios recording their music. Finding full-time work in this career will be very difficult! The average salary of a singer is $23/hour.

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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