It is important to understand that employers hire people, not degrees. The skills and knowledge you develop as a result of your education, as well as in your work and community activities, have the greatest impact on hiring decisions. Listed below are some specific knowledge and transferable skills you will acquire as a result of your university education and your focus on Music Therapy.
Specific Knowledge Skills
Valuable Transferable Skills
Information-gathering and Communication Skills
Thinking, Planning and Organizational Skills
Teamwork and Management Skills
Career Options (Samples Only. Additional education, training or experience may be required.)
Alzheimer’s Support Counsellor
Autism Support Worker
Brain Injury Counsellor
Child Life Specialist
Community Agency Director
Community Relations Staff
Cross-Cultural Resource Worker
Human Resource Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Mental Health Worker
Palliative Support Specialist
Patient Care Co-ordinator
Seniors Recreation Co-ordinator
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The effectiveness of music and art therapy and an increased awareness of holistic medicine are leading to the creation of more jobs in hospitals, continuing care and rehabilitative facilities, schools and community centres. However, many music and art therapists still work as independent consultants providing their services on a contractual basis. Eventually, graduates may move into an administrative or teaching role as program co-ordinators or professors of music and art therapy.
Are you interested in learning first hand about the careers our alumni have successfully pursued? Connect with Laurier alumni through the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program. Participating alumni represent a variety of disciplines, careers and industries.
In addition, the Career Centre has compiled Career Profiles from Laurier alumni. Read about their career paths and how their experiences have led them to their current roles.This resource is available at the Career Resource Centre.