Sample 1 - State of California

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Musicians and Singers
(SOC Code : 27-2042)
in California

Play one or more musical instruments or entertain by singing songs in recital, in accompaniment, or as a member of an orchestra, band, or other musical group. Musical performers may entertain on-stage, radio, TV, film, video, or record in studios. Exclude "Dancers" (27-2031).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months) .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$44.33$21.24$31.49$55.08

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202018,10018,7006003.3510

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Religious Organizations 25,93128.4%
Performing Arts Companies 3,80822.4%
Independent Artists/Writers/Performers 5,2203.3%
Amusement Parks and Arcades 3612.5%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,3871.4%
Colleges and Universities 2,3171.3%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Keyboard Instruments.
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.
Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions.
Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.
Practice singing exercises and study with vocal coaches to develop voice and skills and to rehearse for upcoming roles.
Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment.
Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation.
Make or participate in recordings.
Seek out and learn new music suitable for live performance or recording.
Compose songs or create vocal arrangements.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Hearing Sensitivity - The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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