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A recent article by MSN made me do a double take. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Music Directors and Composers experienced the second fastest job growth in the US over the past 10 years. In the past decade that category experienced a job growth of a stunning 154.1%, second only to “Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas and Mining.”
The MSN article went on to state that school budget cuts may hinder future growth, noting that many “music directors and composers” are employed by elementary schools and high schools, and implied the huge growth over the decade was fueled by this area.
Except that it clearly wasn’t.