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Date Added: Jan 2010
Musicians play one or multiple musical instruments. Many learn to play various instruments that are related to each other. They often play many different musical styles. Some play numerous brass, string, percussion, or woodwind instruments. Musicians need prolonged and extensive training and practice to gain the essential knowledge and skills. Most learn their skills through long-term training and many start playing an instrument during childhood. Employment of musician is projected to grow as fast as average for all professions, increasing 11% from 2006 to 2016. The increased demand for musicians in religious organizations, nightclubs, the Internet and other media will drive job growth.