Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapists plan, organize, direct, and monitor medically approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, clinics, and various community settings. These therapists use recreational activities to assist patients with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities to achieve the maximum possible functional independence. Recreational therapists hold about 23,300 jobs in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Scientific
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Required