Music Therapists

Job Description

Music therapists are clinicians who treat medical conditions using various forms and genres of music to bring about health benefits. Music therapy may involve both playing and listening to music. Music therapists plan activities like song writing, music improvisation and receptive music listening.

Academic Requirements

Music Therapists need a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music therapy from an approved college or university. In order to practice, music therapists must pass a certification exam offered through the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) to become a Music Therapist, Board-Certified (MT-BC), and must be recertified every 5 years through continuing education.

Music Therapists
$25-40
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
7.05%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
Bachelor's degree
Education
Required

Schools

Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive
Maryville, 64468-6001

University of Central Missouri

Administration 202
Warrensburg, 64093
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