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Music Therapists


Music therapists treat and rehabilitate people with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities. They use the creative process of music in their therapy sessions to determine the underlying causes of problems and to help patients achieve therapeutic goals. The specific objectives of the therapeutic activities vary according to the needs of the patient and the setting of the therapy program. There are approximately 18,600 recreational therapists, including music therapists, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Supervising Music Therapist or College Professor

Experienced Music Therapist

Entry-Level Music Therapist

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