Recreational Therapists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
0.0%
risk level
POLLING
23%
Based on 81 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$51,330
or $24.68 per hour
Volume
15,920
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.5/10

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Automation risk

0.0% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Persuasion

  • Originality

  • Negotiation

User poll

23% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Recreational Therapists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Recreational Therapists' job openings is expected to rise 3.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Recreational Therapists' was $51,330, or $24 per hour

'Recreational Therapists' were paid 10.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 15,920 people employed as 'Recreational Therapists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as 'Recreational Therapists'.

Job description

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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Comments

elon musk (No chance) says
this isn't a job so who could be bothered automating a "therapist for fun"
Feb 27, 2020 at 11:51 PM
Will J (Highly likely) says
They are already looking into software for this to be taken over
May 10, 2019 at 12:44 AM
person guy says
no? this wont be automated
Aug 02, 2019 at 05:18 AM
me lol says
this requires understanding and emotion never going to happen
Aug 02, 2019 at 05:19 AM

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