What can I do with my degree in Music/Music Technology?
Music/Music Technology careers
The occupations listed below are a selection of those which may interest Music/Music Technology students and graduates.
Musicians can work in a variety of different roles creating and/or performing music. They might work on their own or in collaboration with others. This is a highly competitive field requiring dedication and possible diversification across different musical styles in order to enhance employability.
Job profile of a Musician on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Musician on the All About Careers website
Job profiles for a Pop Musician and Classical Musician from the National Careers Service website
Sound Technicians are responsible for the equipment used for the recording, enhancement, amplification, mixing and production of sound. This could be at live events or in studios, in production and/or post-production. The role involves working closely with producers and performers to ensure that requirements are met.
Sound engineers are involved with making recordings of music, speech and sound effects. As well as skills with technical equipment, a sound engineer should have understanding of the technical aspects of music.
Music Therapists support and work with clients on a wide range of issues through a shared musical experience. They help clients address social, emotional or physical difficulties with set goals based on the therapists understanding of the client’s needs.
Job profile of a Music Therapist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Music Therapist from the National Careers Service website
Job profile of a Music Therapist from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a Music Therapist on the Health Careers website
Private Music Teacher
Private Music teachers provide training for people of all ages across varying levels and settings. They may work on a self-employed basis or with a local authority to teach in schools.
Job profile of a Private Music Teacher on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Music Teacher on the National Careers Service website
Job profile of a Private Music Teacher of the TARGET Jobs website
There are opportunities to teach music/music technology in secondary schools, further education colleges and also primary schools.
For a range of additional Music/Music Technology careers, visit Creative and Cultural Skills
Please note that some of these careers may require further study.
For further information on these careers, see also:
- I Want To Work In
- Information on types of jobs from Prospects
- Information on career sectors from TargetJobs
People in some Music/Music Technology roles may be self-employed