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If you are interested in healthcare professions and have a passion for music, consider becoming a music therapist. A music therapist works with people of all ages and needs, in settings like general and psychiatric hospitals, community mental health agencies, rehabilitation centers, day care facilities, nursing homes, schools, and private practice, among others. Individuals who earn (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree in music therapy are eligible to sit for the Board Certification exam to earn the credential MT-BC which is necessary for professional practice.

This section provides information on how to become a music therapist, how to create an AMTA-approved music therapy degree program or internship site in your area, standards for the education and clinical training of music therapists, and continuing education for music therapists.

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