Musicians and Singers

General Information


Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed44.83%
  2. Private, not for profit32.62%
  3. Private, for profit17.75%
  4. Federal government2.51%
  5. State and local government1.94%

Job Outlook

Employment of musicians and singers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 20,800 openings for musicians and singers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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