Careers in Music Therapy

Music Therapist

Music therapists utilize music and the relationships that develop within and through music as part of a therapeutic process to address physical, emotional, spiritual, developmental, behavioral, and social needs.

Young woman playing guitar to a newborn baby in the hospital
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Where do music therapists work?

  • Inpatient psychiatric units
  • Schools
  • Private practices
  • Intermediate care facilities
  • Universities
  • Nursing homes
  • State institutions
  • Geriatric facilities
  • Community mental health centers
  • Inpatient medical units
  • Drug/alcohol programs
  • Group homes
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Correctional facilities
  • Hospices