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Career information and college search tools for recreational therapists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Recreational Therapists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be recreational therapists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Service Orientation4.123.88
Social Perceptiveness4.124
Active Listening44
Coordination43.75
Speaking43.88

Recreational Therapists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be recreational therapists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Comprehension4.124
Oral Expression4.124
Problem Sensitivity44
Speech Clarity43.25
Deductive Reasoning3.884

Recreational Therapists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be recreational therapists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Psychology4.466
Therapy and Counseling4.195.38
Customer and Personal Service4.154.85
English Language4.044.23
Education and Training3.924.5

Recreational Therapists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being recreational therapists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Assisting and Caring for Others4.655.42
Documenting/Recording Information4.484.64
Scheduling Work and Activities4.425
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships4.45.42
Getting Information4.354.42

Recreational Therapists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being recreational therapists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Adaptability/Flexibility4.77
Integrity4.73
Concern for Others4.69
Cooperation4.65
Dependability4.62

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Recreational Therapists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Recreational Therapists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale720 $52,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim370 $68,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington290 $41,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land260 $48,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell230 $44,920
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn230 $54,360
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford230 $56,270
Salt Lake City170 $47,770
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson170 $48,540
Pittsburgh160 $48,170

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to recreational therapists

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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