Careers in Music

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Art, Drama and Music Professors

teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $82560
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Recording Engineers

Recording Engineers are audio technicians that manage the recording equipment used to capture audio during the post-production process. They typically set up, maintain, and operate the audio equipment needed to record sound effects, music, or dialogue for movies or TV shows.
Salary: $74500
Education: Bachelor's degree

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.
Salary: $73090
Education: Bachelor's degree

Sound Engineering Technicians

operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.
Salary: $63500
Education: No degree required
High job satisfaction


Sound Designers

The Sound Designer is often the head of the post-production sound department unless a separate Sound Supervisor is hired. Sound Designers supervise the design of sound effects, including everything from the sound of rain to the sound of gunshots or car crashes.
Salary: $63000
Education: Bachelor's degree

Sound Mixers

Sound Mixers are responsible for recording clear audio on set during filmmaking or television productions. They manage the equipment and crew that captures dialogue and background sounds.
Salary: $60400
Education: Bachelor's degree

Music Directors

direct and conduct instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras or choirs.
Salary: $59790
Education: Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction

Music Composers and Arrangers

write and transcribe musical scores.
Salary: $59790
Education: Associate's degree
High job satisfaction


Kindergarten Teachers

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teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.
Salary: $58370
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Film Composers

Film composers create original pieces of music to go into films. They work collaboratively with other professionals to write music with the right tone for certain scenes in the film, and then they record the music that they have written.
Salary: $58000

Music Supervisors

Music Supervisors oversee the selection of all music-related elements for a project, including original and previously recorded songs. They obtain the rights to music and work with musicians to create new songs.
Salary: $56300
Education: Bachelor's degree

Music Therapists

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plan, organize, or direct medically prescribed music therapy activities designed to positively influence patients' psychological or behavioral status.
Salary: $50640
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Boom Operators

Boom Operators are responsible for keeping a microphone in position during filming for film, television, or news productions. The microphone is typically attached to a boom pole, allowing the Boom Operator to position the mic near the Actors or people speaking on camera.
Salary: $48000
Education: No degree required

Recreation Workers

conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.
Salary: $28310
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Singers

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sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.
Salary: $
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction

Instrumental Musicians

play one or more musical instruments in recital, in accompaniment, or as members of an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
Salary: $
Education: Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction



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