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What Can I Do With A Music Education Degree?

Find potential careers for music majors:

High School or Middle School Teacher1,2

When you complete your music education program with a P-12 certification, you’ll be equipped to teach music at every grade level. That includes middle and high school where the projected job growth rate is 3 and 4 percent, respectively, over the next decade.

Postsecondary Instructor3

But maybe you want to help college-aged students fine-tune their music skills. This degree can help you pursue a postsecondary teaching position where, with a median annual salary of $79,540, employment opportunities are projected to grow 11 percent by 2028.

You might also consider a career path outside of education. Many graduates of the program wind up in the music business, including church choirs, performance bands or as a retailer.


  • Middle School or Junior High Music Teacher  
  • High School Music Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Musician
  • Music Faculty
  • Music Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Music

"11 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for Postsecondary Teachers by 2028

1High School Teachers
2Middle School Teachers
3Postsecondary Teachers