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 arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.
- Applicants for recreational therapist jobs will experience competition.
- A bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation is the usual educational requirement.
- Some States regulate recreational therapists through licensure, registration, or regulation of titles, but requirements vary.
- Recreational therapists should be comfortable working with persons who are ill or who have disabilities.
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