Vocalists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Vocalists read, sing, and memorize vocal parts for public performances. They perform in a variety of musical performance units, such as chorus, popular musical ensemble, jazz band, country band, quartet, and soloist. Vocalists perform to boost morale, entertain, and assist with military ceremonies. They are part of a group of talented musicians who support the Military’s mission around the world.

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Work Environment

Vocalists play indoors in theaters, concert halls, and at dances, and outdoors at parades and open-air concerts.  They also travel regularly.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Performing Arts Companies
  • Religious Organizations
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Vocalists in the Military

29

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Salary

Average Salary

$54,134

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 62%
  • Less than high school 18%
  • Master's degree 16%
  • Some college 1%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training.  Although musicians must be musically proficient to enter the service, music training is given to new band members. Vocalists in the Military will gain skills through regular rehearsals, individual practice, and on-the-job experience.

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Knowledge

  • Fine Arts
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Communications and Media

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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