Music Therapist

A Career in Music and Medical

Job Description

A musical therapist is someone who creatively uses music to help clients deal with social, emotional, and or physical difficulties. They need to be able to listen, compromise, be supportive, and encouraging. A music therapist develops a relationship with a client through the making of music. On the business side of this career, therapists need to write up case notes and reports. Also if their patient was referred to them by another doctor they need to give progress reports on their patient.

Work Environment

Yearly Salary

The average salary for a music therapist in the United States is anywhere from $27,723 to $80,147 per year.

School Requirements

To become a music therapist you have to have at least a bachelor's degree from a American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved college program.

Interesting Facts

Music therapists help with a wide range of health issues such as...

- Eating disorders

- Anxiety

- Behavioral and emotional difficulties

- Addiction

- Communication disorders

Music therapists can work one on one or in a group setting.