Pianist Job Openings - 9 Jobs

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    Von Maur

    Oklahoma City, OK

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    Von Maur

    West Des Moines, IA

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    Von Maur

    Normal, IL

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    Von Maur

    Indianapolis, IN

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    Von Maur

    Lombard, IL

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    Collaborative Pianist - Part Time
    Suny Geneseo

    Geneseo, NY

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    Adjunct Instructor - Staff Pianist
    Rowan University

    Glassboro, NJ

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    Pianist Musical
    Walker Chapel AME Church

    Seattle, WA

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    Pianist Musical
    Walker Chapel AME Church

    Seattle, WA

Pianist Jobs



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What does a Pianist do

A Pianist accompanies symphonies and orchestras, and plays piano music for theater productions, church services, and for special events and locations. They must be able to read, write, and edit musical notation quickly and correctly.

how to become a Pianist

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.


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.


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 Pianist Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
In-House Pianist Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins, LLC. New York, NY Aug 30, 2010 $91,849
Pianist Denes Striny New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $83,480
Staff Pianist State University of New York College at Purchase NY Aug 15, 2010 $66,095
Academy Pianist Houston Ballet Houston, TX Feb 18, 2011 $52,175
Pianist Aldersgate United Methodist Church Rock Hill, SC Oct 01, 2010 $43,827
Collaborative Pianist Lynn University, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Jan 28, 2016 $41,420
Collaborative Pianist Oberlin College Oberlin, OH Jan 06, 2016 $40,000
Musical Theatre Collaborative Pianist Baylor University Waco, TX Aug 20, 2009 $38,610
Staff Collaborative Pianist Lynn University Boca Raton, FL Dec 08, 2016 $37,833

Top Skills for a Pianist

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Top Pianist Skills

Morning Worship Services, Background Piano Music, Additional, Weekly Choir Rehearsals, Music Director, Music Theory, Traditional Service, Piano Performance, Private Lessons, Adult Choir, Song Selections, Special Services, Methodist Church, Piano Accompaniment, Special Occasions, Music Ministry, Baptist, Choir Members, Special Events, Church Choir

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