What kind of jobs can I get with a Music Therapy degree?
That is awesome you want to get a degree in Music Therapy. Can I ask you this question: What was your inspiration for pursuing education in Music Therapy originally? If you dig into what inspires you about it, you might uncover some interesting directions to go in as far as career.
Generally speaking, music therapy is a new field, and music therapists tend to work in hospitals, counseling centers, or with individual clients, depending. Music Therapy is often a secondary therapy for individuals working with disabilities or rehabilitation of various kinds. So, "Music Therapist" is the most obvious job title--but what that would look like is up to you to explore!
Let me know if you have any more specific thoughts or questions.
Hi Becca! There are so many opportunities for Music Therapist. They<span style="color: rgb(80, 83, 75);"> are employed in many different settings, including general and psychiatric hospitals, community mental health agencies, rehabilitation centers, day care facilities, nursing homes, schools, and private practice. MT's usually work with individuals who may have disabilities (physical or mental) or health condition/illness of some type. If you have a sincere interest in music and compassion for helping others in which you believe you could assist with healing through the power of music in a "therapeutic" setting, then this is a career for you.</span>
<span style="color: rgb(80, 83, 75);">Check out the websites below...Good Luck in your future endeavors!!</span>
Shannon recommends the following next steps:
- Review Websites
- Re-evaluate your skills (do you have a passion for others through the use of music?
- Check out various schools in your area...this should be on the websites provided
- Weigh all of your options
- Speak to a trusted adult (parent/guardian, teacher or advisor/counselor about your options