We surveyed 227 art therapists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical art therapist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an art therapist?

Low

High

Working as an art therapist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an art therapist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an art therapist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an art therapist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an art therapist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for art therapists.