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Organizations + Employment
- American Art Therapy Association
- Art Therapy Credentials Board
- International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
- Kansas Art Therapy Association
- National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations
The art therapy profession continues to expand rapidly. Starting salaries depend on the type of practice and geographical area.
The federal O*NET Online source provides these statistics for art therapists:
- Median wage (2011): $41,060 annual
- Projected growth (2012-2020): Average (10% to 19%)
- Top industries (2010): Health Care, Social Assistance, and Government
Over 85% of ESU's art therapy students are employed upon graduation.