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Music Therapists - 29-1129.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, organize, direct, or assess clinical and evidenced-based music therapy interventions to positively influence individuals' physical, psychological, cognitive, or behavioral status.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)
  • LCAT (Licensed Creative Arts Therapist)
  • Music Therapist
  • Neurologic Music Therapist
  • Public School System Music Therapist
  • Therapist

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Tasks

  • Adapt existing or develop new music therapy assessment instruments or procedures to meet an individual client's needs.
  • Analyze data to determine the effectiveness of specific treatments or therapy approaches.
  • Analyze or synthesize client data to draw conclusions or make recommendations for therapy.
  • Apply current technology to music therapy practices.
  • Apply selected research findings to practice.
  • Assess client functioning levels, strengths, and areas of need in terms of perceptual, sensory, affective, communicative, musical, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, or other abilities.
  • Assess the risks and benefits of treatment termination for clients.
  • Collaborate with others to design or implement interdisciplinary treatment programs.
  • Communicate client assessment findings and recommendations in oral, written, audio, video, or other forms.
  • Communicate with clients to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to musical experiences.
  • Compose, arrange, or adapt music for music therapy treatments.
  • Conduct information sharing sessions, such as in-service workshops for other professionals, potential client groups, or the general community.
  • Conduct, or assist in the conduct of, music therapy research.
  • Confer with professionals on client's treatment team to develop, coordinate, or integrate treatment plans.
  • Customize treatment programs for specific areas of music therapy, such as intellectual or developmental disabilities, educational settings, geriatrics, medical settings, mental health, physical disabilities, or wellness.
  • Design music therapy experiences, using various musical elements to meet client's goals or objectives.
  • Design or provide music therapy experiences to address client needs, such as using music for self-care, adjusting to life changes, improving cognitive functioning, raising self-esteem, communicating, or controlling impulses.
  • Document evaluations, treatment plans, case summaries, or progress or other reports related to individual clients or client groups.
  • Engage clients in music experiences to identify client responses to different styles of music, types of musical experiences, such as improvising or listening, or elements of music, such as tempo or harmony.
  • Establish client goals or objectives for music therapy treatment, considering client needs, capabilities, interests, overall therapeutic program, coordination of treatment, or length of treatment.
  • Gather diagnostic data from sources such as case documentation, observations of clients, or interviews with clients or family members.
  • Identify and respond to emergency physical or mental health situations.
  • Improvise instrumentally, vocally, or physically to meet client's therapeutic needs.
  • Integrate behavioral, developmental, improvisational, medical, or neurological approaches into music therapy treatments.
  • Observe and document client reactions, progress, or other outcomes related to music therapy.
  • Participate in continuing education.
  • Plan or structure music therapy sessions to achieve appropriate transitions, pacing, sequencing, energy level, or intensity in accordance with treatment plans.
  • Select or adapt musical instruments, musical equipment, or non-musical materials, such as adaptive devices or visual aids, to meet treatment objectives.
  • Sing or play musical instruments, such as keyboard, guitar, or percussion instruments.
  • Supervise staff, volunteers, practicum students, or interns engaged in music therapy activities.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust tuning or functioning of musical instruments.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Communicate test or assessment results to medical professionals.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Develop health assessment methods or programs.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Establish treatment goals.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Evaluate treatment options to guide medical decisions.
  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Interact with patients to build rapport or provide emotional support.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Treat patients using psychological therapies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Behavioral Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist, Aviation Psychologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Health Psychologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist, Investigative Psychologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychologist, Operational Psychologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Psychology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Social Worker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mental Health Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mental Health Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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