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Music Therapist. Career Information. What They Do:. A. Help patients who are very ill to recover from their conditions B. Help patients cope with pain C. Help people control their behaviors D. Simulates the mind to help people think and focus better. Tools They Use:.

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Music Therapist

Career Information


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What They Do:

A. Help patients who are very ill to recover from

their conditions

B. Help patients cope with pain

C. Help people control their behaviors

D. Simulates the mind to help people think and

focus better


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Tools They Use:

  • Voice

  • Musical instruments

  • Electronic equipment

  • Synthesizers

  • Rhythm sticks

  • Drums


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Working Conditions:

  • Music therapists usually work in clean, well-lit

  • environments

  • B. Interaction with people on an individual and group basis

  • May move from location to location many times in a day

  • May have to move, clean, pack and carry musical

  • equipment, etc.


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Who They Work For:

A. Usually part of a group of therapists

B. Hospitals

C. Nursing homes

D. Schools

E. Prisons

F. Psychiatric hospitals

G. Homes


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Training Required:

A. 4-year bachelor’s degree

B. 6 month internship

C. Test for certification


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Skills:

  • Ability to sing, play a musical instrument and write

  • music

  • B. A rich background of various musical styles

  • C. Counseling skills


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Knowledge Areas:

A. Music

B. Psychology

C. Human growth and development

D. Disease processes


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Income:

A. Average income is $42,000 per year

B. Incomes vary between $18,000 and $200,000 per year