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Keyword Relevance for: Music Technology - Audio Techniques
29-1125.02    Music Therapists   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    12 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    18 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    1 match


  • Music Therapists

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Music Therapist
  • Music Therapist, Primary Service Coordinator
  • Music Therapist, Public School System
  • Music Therapy Specialist
  • Board Certified Music Therapist
  • Community Music Therapist
  • Director of Music
  • Director of Music Therapy
  • Director, Private Music Therapy Agency
  • Expressive Music Therapist
  • Hospice Music Therapist
  • Hospice Music Therapy

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Plan, organize, or direct medically prescribed music therapy activities designed to positively influence patients' psychological or behavioral status.


  • Adapt existing or develop new music therapy assessment instruments or procedures to meet an individual client's needs.
  • Apply current technology to music therapy practices.
  • Assess client functioning levels, strengths, and areas of need in terms of perceptual, sensory, affective, communicative, musical, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, or other abilities.
  • 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 or assist in the conduct of music therapy research.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.