Recreational Therapists

6.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.05 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 0.0% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
very important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

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.

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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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 (No chance) says
this requires understanding and emotion never going to happen
Aug 02, 2019 at 05:19 AM
Riley says
There's already robots who can write music that's indistinguishable from human composers. While it will take far longer than most jobs to be automated, no job on Earth is 100% safe, simply because computers will eventually be able to do everything a human can do. After all, we are merely complicated biological machines, and our emotions are the predicable result of biochemical processes in the brain.
Jan 30, 2020 at 06:58 AM

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