We surveyed 2,444 singers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical singer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a singer?

Low

High

Working as a singer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a singer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a singer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a singer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a singer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for singers.

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Do singers work full-time or part-time?

23% of singers work in full-time roles while 77% work part-time.

Is being a singer stressful?

Low

High

Singers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a singer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a singer.

How competitive is the workplace for singers?

Low

High

Singers tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being a singer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Singers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are singers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a singer, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do singers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Singers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being a singer physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a singer may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are singers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, singers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a singer require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a singer.

Does being a good singer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as singers.