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$38,000

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Arts Industry

22%

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What this job is about

Ever see a flash mob video and think, "Wow. That was a perfectly-timed pirouette." If so, you might be hard-wired to be a choreographer. While other people are just excited at the prospect of coordinated dancing, you're more impressed with the work it took to plan all of those moves. Choreographers are responsible for coming up with dance routines for classes, commercials, music videos and yes, even flash mobs. They have an extensive knowledge of dance styles and trends, as well as the ability to seamlessly fit music with movement.It's often a natural next step for dancers and teachers and might be your ideal job if you've already had plenty of practice in the dance arena – and we don't mean by yourself in your bedroom.

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What it Takes

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Instructing

Teaching others how to do something.

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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