What Recreational Therapists Do
plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people
with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. These therapists use a variety of
modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and
games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient’s
physical, social, and emotional well-being.
How to Become a Recreational Therapist
Recreational therapists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Many employers require therapists to be certified.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for recreational therapists was $45,890 in May 2015. Employment of recreational therapists is projected to grow 12 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.