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Fast Facts for Recreational Therapists in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Scranton, Reading and Allentown
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, Philadelphia and Harrisburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Recreational Therapists in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Allentown and Reading

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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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  • ACICS accredited with 6 PA locations including Harrisburg & Philadelphia
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  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
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More Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Lincoln University
Masters
2,449
Grantham
Bachelor
2,837
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Recreational Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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
Harrisburg-Carlisle 50 $43,170
Lancaster 60 $36,410
Lebanon 40 $39,370
Pittsburgh 130 $42,990
Reading 40 $
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 80 $52,600
Altoona 30 $61,330

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