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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