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If you’re looking for new Recreation Therapist (RT) opportunities, start with our job search. Preferred has relationships with many healthcare facilities, and we have positions in a variety of locations and settings. If you are ready to speak with a recruiter, go ahead and apply today to be matched with the right job for you.
Recreation Therapist Job Description
Recreation Therapists are responsible for guiding patients through a positive and engaging rehabilitation process. By developing treatment plans catered to the patient’s interests in games and other recreational activities, RTs help patients cope with and overcome physical and mental issues.
Recreation Therapist Employment Information
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Recreation Therapist (RT) profession is expected to grow to 7 percent by 2028, which is faster than average. As the population ages and obesity continues to rise, so too does the demand for therapists who can engage patients in beneficial activities.
Recreation Therapist Average Pay
The BLS states that the average salary of Recreational Therapists (RTs) was $48,220 in May 2019, with the higher range in the $70,000s and the lower in the $30,000s. Your salary as an RT may also depend on the setting you work in. Here is a breakdown of the average salary of RTs in different fields:
- Government: $60,140
- Hospitals; state, local, and private: $50,840
- Ambulatory healthcare services: $48,040
- Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities): $42,110
- Social assistance: $42,000
Recreation Therapist Specializations
There are many areas of certification for recreation therapists to discover. According to Rec Therapy Today, recreational therapists can specialize in:
- Adaptive Sports and Recreation
- Behavioral Health
- Community Inclusion Services
- Developmental Disabilities
- Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
If you would like more information about Recreation Therapy jobs or are ready get started, Preferred can help. Apply today and get connected with the right assignment for you.