Music education jobs allow for certain freedom that other jobs in the education field do not account for. Though any proficiently trained musician may have the opportunity to make a career out of their talents, it is through obtaining music education degree that an individual can truly arrive at success in this particular field. Musicians of all sorts can have unlimited success as performers, in the music business, and ultimately in music education. It may seem that out all the career paths a music career may lead to, music education tends to connote dull images when compared to that of a performer. However, music education jobs allow for a stable career to flourish while still having the ability to take musical exploits to other levels. Furthermore, music education jobs do not necessarily have to pertain to an academic setting either. In obtaining a music degree–depending on its specific concentration–one may infiltrate various aspects of music and the careers it has to offer. For example, a jazz guitarist with a degree in jazz studies from an accredited university or college has several options to entertain. An obvious one would be to perform, whether in terms of a live band playing venues, or as a hired session musician paid to play on recordings. Secondly, he/she may decide to obtain a music education job at local school. The advantage of having a degree in music, even if just a Bachelor’s Degree, you may still be eligible to teach at all levels of education–including post-secondary. In obtaining a degree from a university or college shows an applicable knowledge on the subject, but because skill is something that can not truly be measure with a degree and the learning is infinite, securing a position at a university may not require a Doctorate Degree–as is the case with other educational positions at that level. Furthermore, the musician may have the ability to undertake several careers paths at once. Because music education jobs are highly specific, the extent to which that are utilized in a scholastic setting is minimized; that is to say, a music teacher may only have to work a couple hours a day, affording the time to juggle other jobs. Music education jobs allow for a studied musician to teach on a professional level in an academic environment, but he/she may also do so in a private setting as well. Also to consider is the fact that music education jobs in a school setting would allow for the same vacation time that regular teachers receive; that is to say that there is plenty of time to earn money while establishing a second career as a performer, private teacher, composer, etc. Music education jobs may not be as in demand as some of the more conventional education careers; however, they allow for a freedom to part-take in music education in a variety of ways, while simultaneously being able to engage in other career opportunities.