Careers to Avoid #3: Music Singer
Pay for Music Singers: $36.28 (hourly wage in NYC)
Expected Growth by 2020: 5%
Number of Singers in NYC: 4,530
Why You Should Avoid it:
While many people dream of moving to NYC to become the next big Broadway hit, it’s a challenging road to the top.
If you’re not passionate and willing to give up everything to realize your dream, singing is a career in NYC to avoid.
With a low growth rate and major competition, being a famous singer in NYC is a very difficult career to pursue.
Alternative Career to Pursue: Multimedia Artist
Annual Salary for Multimedia Artists: $68,570 (median salary in NYC)
Expected Growth by 2020: 6%
Number of Multimedia Artists in NYC: 2,280
Why You Should Pursue it:
If your passion is in music, consider the role of Audio or Multimedia Producer, where you’ll handle the technical side of the audio and/or video on major motion pictures, Broadway, and television.
At the very least, consider this a career while you pursue your dream of being a singer.