|Quick Facts: Recreational Therapists|
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.
Recreational therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and government parks and recreation departments. Most therapists work full time.
Recreational therapists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Many employers require therapists to be certified.
Overall employment of recreational therapists is projected to grow $pc.toString().replaceAll("^\-","") percent from 2020 to 2030, $gra.
About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for recreational therapists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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