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MusicianAlternative titles

Kaiwhakatangitangi

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Composer
Conductor
Instrumental Musician
Singer

Musicians write, arrange, conduct, and perform musical compositions.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Pay rates for musicians vary depending on your ability, how often you work, and what type of work you do.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
1,305
Year 2011
1,320
Year 2010
1,384
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Poor

Chances of getting work as a musician are poor because the music industry in New Zealand is small, and few paid, full-time jobs are available.


How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Music and Performing Arts

This job page includes information about:

Composer

Conductor

Instrumental Musician

Singer

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Rick Cranson playing the drums

Drummer Rick Cranson practising a piece of music

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Updated 20 Nov 2013