Joseph Nathan Cohen

Department of Sociology, CUNY Queens College, New York, NY


This post introduces the occupation of Musicians and Singers (Standard Occupation Code: 27-2042). It is part of a series that profiles possible careers for students with passions and interests in content creation.

Official Description

Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Link to Content Creation

Music is a major form of cultural expression, and is integrated into a wide range of non-music cultural and informational products.  Musicians are able to perform this kind of content using their bodies, traditional instruments, and, increasingly, computers.

Key Stats

Bright Outlook?  No

National Job (Thousands) In 2021: 22.6

Projected Ten-Year Growth In Jobs, 2021 – 2031: Little or no change

Median Income (US): $39.14 per hour

Top Markets for Musicians

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Content Creator Jobs Spotlight: Musicians and Singers

Joseph Cohen


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Official Description. 

Relationship to Content Creation. The job of Musicians and Singers may be ideal for those content creators who possess a natural ability to entertain and captivate an audience. Successful Musicians and Singers often possess a unique perspective and creative vision, which they bring to their performances in the form of compelling lyrics, musicianship, and stage presence. They may also have a talent for storytelling, an in-depth knowledge of music theory and history, and an innate understanding of the emotional impact of music on listeners. These skills and traits are also valuable for content creators, who strive to engage their audience with creative and engaging content that resonates on a personal level. Both occupations require a high level of skill, dedication, and creativity, making them well-suited for individuals who are passionate about connecting with people through artistic expression.

Suitable Candidates. For content creators who also have a passion for music, a career as Musicians and Singers may be an ideal fit. This occupation involves the ability to play one or more musical instruments or sing, and performing on stage, for broadcasting, or for sound or video recording. Content creators who possess a strong musical talent and the ability to perform in front of an audience, such as creating music videos or performing live concerts, may excel in this field. Additionally, those who have excellent communication skills, creativity, and a strong work ethic would also benefit from a career as a musician or singer.

Bright Outlook’? No

National Job (thousands) in 2021.

Projected Ten-Year Growth in Jobs, 2021 – 2031.

Learn More. Much of the data from this post comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Informational Network (or O*net). This excellent resource helps people make more informed study- and career-planning decisions by providing useful information about jobs and their training requirements. Click here to learn more about the job of Musicians and Singers