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Recreational therapists hold almost 18,600 jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. About 35 percent of these jobs are at hospitals and 20 percent at nursing care facilities. Other employers include hospitals, residential facilities, adult day care centers, and substance abuse centers, and state and local government agencies. Some therapists are self-employed. Employment opportunities also exist in long-term rehabilitation, home health care, correctional facilities, psychiatric facilities, and transitional programs.

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