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Career Choice: Musician

1. Salary:
††††††††††††††† 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 Career:
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Musical talent, poise, creativity, versatility, very good self discipline, and a good stage presence.

 

6. Advantages:
††††††††††††††† 1. Musician- Being able to perform in front of crowds, and entertain those people are advantages of becoming a musician.

7. Disadvantages:
††††††††††††††† 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 possibility?
††††††††††††††† 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

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