Career Choice: Musician
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Musicians donít have a constant salary, but can make hourly earnings of around $6.47 to around $53.59.
2. Educational Requirements:
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Aspiring musicians usually study instruments at an early age.† They need large amounts of practice in able to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, and ability to interpret music at a professional level.
3. Job Description:
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Musicians usually perform in an ensemble, or alone for groups of people in various locations.
4. Occupational Outlook (Are there any job openings for this
career, what is the outlook?):
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Finding a job opening for musicians can become harder as the number of great musicians looking for the job increases.† You can go unemployed if you donít have what it takes to get a job.
5. Personal Characteristics/Abilities Needed for this
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Musical talent, poise, creativity, versatility, very good self discipline, and a good stage presence.
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Being able to perform in front of crowds, and entertain those people are advantages of becoming a musician.
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Part-time schedules and unemployment is common.
8. Working Conditions:
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Musicians usually perform on nights and on weekends and spend a lot of additional time practicing or rehearsing.† Depending on what field of music you are in, you might be required to do a lot of traveling.
9. Would I be suited to this job and consider it as a career
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- I believe, given more time and practice, I could follow the career path of becoming a musician.
Sources used: http://www.bls.gov/oco