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Fast Facts for Recreational Therapists in New York

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Utica, Poughkeepsie and Syracuse
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Albany, Buffalo and New York
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New York, Nassau and Rochester

Salaries for Recreational Therapists in New York

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Poughkeepsie, New York and Binghamton

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Lackawanna College is the premier, private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a focus on keeping higher education affordable and accessible to our immediate community, Lackawanna draws 80 percent of its student population right from our own region.

With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda.

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Scranton
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  • Programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2011.
  • Students may access their online library catalog for addtional electronic resources.
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and currently a centennial honoree.
  • 5 campuses located across New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
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Poughkeepsie
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• Originally founded in 1916 as the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy, it is one of the oldest continuously operating massage therapy institutions in the country.
• Features a public massage clinic where students can get real-world experience.
• Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
• Programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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New York
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  • Mildred Elley has been a provider of quality higher education since 1917, where it was founded in the Capital District of New York.
  • We have 3 conveniently located campus locations in Albany, NY, NYC Metro, NY and Pittsfield, MA with online options as well.
  • Our campuses feature student-run massage therapy clinics at Albany, Pittsfield and New York City Metro campuses, and a cosmetology clinic at the Pittsfield campus.
  • We offer over 20 Degree and Certificate programs with classes in the day, evening, and weekends.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
  • We are dedicated to seeing our students succeed offering Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
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Pittsfield
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  • Offers programs in nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting.
  • Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
  • Job placement assistance is available for both recent graduates and alumni.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • 2 campuses located in Queens and Staten Island, New York.
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Staten Island
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Since the founding of Queens in 1857, students have always come first. Our personal approach to education starts with small class sizes that encourage more communication and sharing among students and faculty. As an online student at Queens, you are a welcomed member of our community.

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

  • Presents stimulating, thoughtful programs for students in every academic field
  • SACS accredited w/many accreditations per program & 14:1 teacher-student ratio
  • 7 colleges with dozens of majors & programs to choose from for undergrads & grads
  • Beautiful 248 acre campus with ¾ mile waterfront located in Jacksonville, FL
  • Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for 10+ years, US News & World Report
  • • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
  • *BestColleges.com Gold Medal of Distinction
  • **excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
  • Why study nursing at Grand Canyon University?
  • Our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing are CCNE-accredited and the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions (CONHCP) is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
  • We provide many options to prepare you to begin or advance your nursing career, including bridge programs and dual degrees.
  • GCU provides a low student-to-teacher ratio and a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients.
  • Request more information today about program offerings, CCNE accreditation, start dates, financial aid and more!

More New York Recreational Therapy Training Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Bronx
Associate
9,003
Bronx
Masters
10,922
Batavia
Associate
6,472
Ithaca
Doctorate
6,660
Suffern
Associate
6,653
Selden
Associate
22,092

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Recreational Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New York. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Recreational Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Recreational Therapists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Rochester 120 $50,470
Syracuse 40 $49,750
Utica-Rome 70 $50,730
Albany-Schenectady-Troy 60 $51,990
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls 70 $53,550
Binghamton 40 $54,340

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