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Transcript of Careers
Musicians and singers often perform in settings such as concert halls, arenas, and clubs.
Employment of musicians and singers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Growth will be due to increases in demand for musical performances. Digital downloads and streaming platforms make it easier for fans to listen to recordings and view performances.
The median hourly wage for musicians and singers was $23.50 in May 2012.
Music directors may work for religious organizations, or work in concert halls and recording studios. Music directors may spend a lot of time traveling to different performances. Composers can work in offices, recording studios, or their own homes.
Employment of music directors and composers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. The number of people attending musical performances, such as symphonies and concerts, and theatrical performances, such as ballets and musical theater, is expected to increase moderately.
The median annual wage for music directors and composers was $47,350 in May 2012.
Working conditions for photographers vary considerably depending on their specialty. Some travel for photoshoots; others work in their own studios. Still others work in laboratories and use microscopes to photograph subjects.
Employment of photographers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Salaried jobs in particular may be more difficult to find as more companies contract with freelancers rather than hire their own photographers.
The median hourly wage for photographers was $13.70 in May 2012.