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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 their ability (popularity), how often they work, and what type of work they play.

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 regular paying work as a musician are poor because the music industry in New Zealand is small, and finding work can be difficult.


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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Updated 1 Jul 2014