Art Therapists

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What do they do?

Plan or conduct art therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well-being.

Also known as:

Art Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), Creative Arts Therapist, Group Therapist, Oncology Art Therapist, Registered Art Therapist (ATR), Therapist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Therapists, All Other in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Therapists, All Other is projected to grow 22 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 22.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 10

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #31 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (7.1%)
  • Master's degree (56%)
  • Bachelor's degree (24.4%)
  • Associate's degree (5.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (3.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (2.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Treat patients using psychological therapies.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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