Career Details


Career Overview

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


There are no set requirements for working in this career field, so PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Earning a four-year bachelor's degree in a music-related field may help a person to improve their skills and find employment.

Salary Expectations

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Recommended Courses

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • 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.

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Work Environment

Musicians 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 violinist is $23/hour.


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

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