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Music Professionals write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
Writes new and rearranges existing musical compositions such as songs, operas, symphonies, musical scores and advertising jingles.
Specialisations: Music Arranger, Songwriter
Conducts choirs, orchestras, bands, ensembles, opera companies and musical performances.
Specialisations: Band Leader, Choral Director, Orchestra Conductor
Entertains by playing one or more musical instruments.
Specialisations: Drummer, Guitarist, Pianist, Violinist
Entertains by singing songs.
Specialisations: Band Singer, Chorister, Commercial Singer (Advertising), Jazz Singer, Opera Singer, Pop Singer, Rock Singer
Includes Music Copyist, Music Researcher, Musicologist
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a medium sized occupation employing 12,200 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed. High levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest are also important.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Music Professionals who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and work independently.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Teaching and course design.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.