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Recreational Therapists

Overview

Recreational therapists, also known as therapeutic recreation specialists, 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 18,600 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Athletic

Helpful

Social

Career Ladder
Teacher, or Researcher, or Consultant

Supervisor

Recreational Therapist

Staff Therapist

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