Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications > Performing Arts

Projected Growth: Little or no change

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

Common job titles of Singers include:

Experience and Education

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

  • 28.63% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 26.4% said they needed a Some College Courses.


    Interpret or modify music, applying knowledge of harmony, melody, rhythm, and voice production to individualize presentations and maintain audience interest.

    Research particular roles to find out more about a character, or the time and place in which a piece is set.

    Learn acting, dancing, and other skills required for dramatic singing roles.

    Observe choral leaders or prompters for cues or directions in vocal presentation.

    Sing a cappella or with musical accompaniment.

    Sing as a soloist or as a member of a vocal group.

    Memorize musical selections and routines, or sing following printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions.

    Collaborate with a manager or agent who handles administrative details, finds work, and negotiates contracts.

    Seek out and learn new music suitable for live performance or recording.

    Practice singing exercises and study with vocal coaches to develop voice and skills and to rehearse for upcoming roles.

    Perform before live audiences, or in television, radio, or movie productions.

    Compose songs or create vocal arrangements.

    Make or participate in recordings.


Wireless microphones

Vocal processors

Universal serial bus USB microphones

Tablet computers

Studio microphones

Sound mixers

Personal computers

All Tools

MP3 trainers

Monitor microphones

Microphone stands

Loudspeaker systems

Live microphones

Laptop computers

Karaoke machines

In-ear monitors IEM

Effects racks

Effects pedals

Compact disk CD trainers

Compact disk CD players

Audio equalizers




Acoustica Mixcraft

Apple GarageBand


Avid Technology Pro Tools

Avid Technology Sibelius

All Technologies

Cantovation Sing & See

MakeMusic Finale

Singing Success


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.


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.


Detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.

Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Hearing Sensitivity

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Occupation Sections


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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