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 over 23,000 recreational therapists, including music therapists, employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Helpful
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Required