Art Therapist

Creative Thinking is Good for the Brain

What They Do

To use art media to explore feelings, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, and reduce anxiety. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client’s functioning.


  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Crisis Centers
  • Wellness Centers
  • Psychiatric & Rehabilitation Facilities

Entry Level Income: $45,000 per year

What you Need to Become One

  • A Master's Degree in from an accredited school offering an art therapy program
  • A certification to legally practice art therapy

Art therapy is an expanding field & employment opportunities are increasing

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