Accompanist Job Openings - 6 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,070

    NEW
    Church Accompanist
    First United Methodist Church

    Medina, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,070

    Accompanist (Temporary)
    University of Kansas

    Lawrence, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,070

    Accompanist
    University of Utah

    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,070

    Staff Accompanist (Part-time)
    Laramie County Community College

    Cheyenne, WY

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,940

    Temporary Dance
    Texas Christian University

    Fort Worth, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $21,900

    NEW
    Choir Director 1st
    Milton Hershey School

    Hershey, PA

Accompanist Jobs

average

$36,071

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment
  • Make Decisions

What does an Accompanist do

An Accompanist is a person who provides musical accompaniment to another musician or to a singer. They generally play keyboard instruments, such as piano, pipe organ, or synthesizer.

how to become an Accompanist

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.

Education

Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.

Training

After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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Real Accompanist Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Accompanist The Colburn School Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2011 $93,915
Accompanist Hoff-Barthelson Scarsdale, NY Dec 01, 2011 $68,871
Accompanist Hoff-Barthelson Music School Scarsdale, NY Dec 01, 2011 $68,871
Accompanist Hoff-Barthelson Music School Scarsdale, NY Nov 30, 2010 $66,784
Piano Accompanist Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA Sep 01, 2010 $57,017
Accompanist II California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA Dec 22, 2015 $55,164
Accompanist II California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA Dec 01, 2015 $54,262
Staff Accompanist Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX Jan 03, 2016 $54,129
Accompanist II California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA Jan 08, 2016 $49,200
Staff Accompanist Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX Mar 01, 2013 $48,067

Top Skills for a Accompanist

Know what it takes to get the job done

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Top Accompanist Skills

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