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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Singers *
 
Singers
(O*NET 27-2042.01, SOC 27-2042)
What they do
Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.
 
Also called:
Choir Member, Chorister, Gospel Singer, Musician, Opera Singer, Singer, Singing Telegram Performer, Songwriter, Vocal Performer, Vocalist
 
 
Wages
Wage rates not available for Vermont
but may be for the nation and other states at
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Industries of Employment
Musicians and Singers*
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations
45%
  • Self-employed workers
38%
  • Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries
12%
  • Educational services; state, local, and private
3%
  • Local government, excluding education and hospitals
0%
* You're seeing information for "Musicians and Singers" because it includes "Singers" for which industries of employment information is not available.
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Fine Arts
    Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Foreign Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • 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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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Cooperation
    Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Attention to Detail
    Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Persistence
    Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Self Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
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Projected Employment
Projected employment not available for Vermont
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Education and Experience:
Musicians and Singers*
  • Typical education needed for entry
    No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    None
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Long-term on-the-job training
* You're seeing information for "Musicians and Singers" because it includes "Singers" for which education and experience information is not available.
Based on BLS Education and Training Classifications
 
Job Zone
Medium Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (6.0 to < 7.0) - A typical worker will require over 1 year up to and including 2 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  0%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  13%
Bachelor's degree   29%
Associate's degree   0%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  26%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  15%
Less than high school diploma   17%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Perform music for the public.
  • Practice athletic or artistic skills.
  • Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
  • Create musical compositions, arrangements or scores.
  • Perform for recordings.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment.
  • Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.
  • Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.
  • Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation.
  • Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions.
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