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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 2016

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 460 $58,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 450 $53,080
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 260 $51,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 240 $57,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell 230 $45,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 230 $47,970
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford 220 $55,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 220 $74,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 190 $44,910
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson 190 $46,090

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to recreational therapists

Source : 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Most Popular Industries for
Recreational Therapists

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

Industry Total Employment Percent Annual Median Salary
Nursing And Residential Care 8,150 36% $33,940
Hospital 7,880 35% $41,690
Government 4,130 18% $44,500
Social Service 1,400 6% $30,980
Medical Office 390 1% $42,470
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  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
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Concord
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  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
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Gardena
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  • Multiple accredited campuses across 9 states including CA, TX, NV, & PA
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Vista
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  • Began in 1909 as a single classroom in Los Angeles.
  • Offers no-cost dental clinic in Anaheim, where students gain experience by offering a selection of free dental services.
  • Involved in philanthropy, through partnerships with several organizations, such as the California Institute for Nursing and Healthcare (CINHC) and Shriner’s Hospital.
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Ontario
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We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Recreational Therapists.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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