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Therapist, Recreational
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPlan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

OutlookSlower-than-average job growth

Median Income$39,410 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsRecreational therapists provide services in special activity rooms but also plan activities and prepare documentation in offices.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Active Listening, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsMary CarsonVideo Icon
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