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The American Music Therapy Association predicts a promising future for the field of music therapy, and the U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that employment of recreational therapists will grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for music therapists will increase as medical professionals and the general public become aware of the benefits gained through music therapy. Although enrollment in college music therapy programs is increasing, new graduates are usually able to find jobs. In cases where an individual is unable to find a full-time position, a therapist might obtain service contracts for part-time work at several facilities.