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or $23.05 hourly
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Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (96)
Social Perceptiveness (75)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Recreational Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 3.6% by 2031
'Recreational Therapists' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Recreational Therapists' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Recreational Therapists' was $47,940, or $23.05 hourly
'Recreational Therapists' are paid 4.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as recreational therapists?
As of 2021 there were 16,980 people employed as Recreational Therapists within the United States.
This represents around 0.012% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Recreational Therapists.
Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.
SOC Code: 29-1125.00
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