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Significant Information: Recreational Therapists




  • Overall employment of recreational therapists is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all occupations, but employment of therapists who work in community care facilities for the elderly and in residential mental retardation, mental health, and substance abuse facilities should grow faster than the average.
  • Opportunities should be best for persons with a bachelorís degree in therapeutic recreation, or in recreation with a concentration in therapeutic recreation.
  • Recreational therapists should be comfortable working with persons who are ill or who have disabilities.