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ActivitiesArt therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$50,700 per year (2008)

Work Context & ConditionsAccording to the American Medical Association's Health Care Careers Directory (2009-2010), Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

Art therapists work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, local community settings, educational institutions, businesses, and private practice

Minimum Education RequirementsMaster's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsMegan Robb
     
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