As a musician, you apply elements of music theory to create musical and tonal structures, including harmonies and melodies.
Sample of reported job titles: Music Composer, Music Arranger, Music Producer, Vocalist, Choir Member, Entertainer, Music Director, Conductor.
Base salary and job outlook
- Median wages (2008): $19.84 hourly, $41,270 annual
- Employment (2006): 68,000 employees
- Projected growth (2008): Average (7% to 13%)
- Projected need (2006-2016): 23,000 additional employees