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Musician

Job Title and Job Description

Musician

I perform with musical groups at all sorts of venues, from clubs that hold 100-200 people to arenas that seat over 30,000. I also compose and record music for both myself and for other recording artists.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Sound engineer, tour manager.

What new technology will be important?

New recording software has radically changed the music industry and will continue to do so.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Years and years of private study in addition to years and years of performance.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Start taking lessons and find groups of people to start making music with

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

Yes

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Athletic / Physical 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Bilingual 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
leadership and Supervising 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Logical Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Mechanical Understanding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Sales and Negotiation 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Scientific and Experimental 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Verbal Communication 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important 
Understanding Yourself 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
 

Interview By: Russell Chudnofsky