Music Directors and Composers have generally received a Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience and have at least some work experience in the field before they can take on the responsibilities of the job.
Once employed, Music Directors and Composers can expect to earn an average of $46,000 per year throughout their career.
In addition, over the next 10 years Music Directors and Composers will be one of the fastest growing occupations. They should experience a 12.9% rate of growth during this time period.
In respect to starting your own business, Music Directors and Composers are extremely entrepreneurial in nature. Currently, 44.7% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.
Given the job environment today, Music Directors and Composers can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 4.8% are currently unemployed.
Academic Programs of Interest
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