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Recreational Therapist Therapy Healthcare
 
Description    
Recreational therapists individually assess and treat patients using interventions designed to improve patients’ physical, cognitive, emotional, leisure, and social functioning. They work to increase patients’ independence in life activities as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. Recreational therapists use a variety of therapeutic interventions to help their clients such as exercise, relaxation training techniques, athletics, weight training, social activities, behavior modification and management, values clarification, counseling, meditation, leisure education, and community reintegration. A certified or licensed recreational therapist supervises the work of recreational therapy assistants or technicians.
     
Annual Pay Education Needed Where to Get Education
$23,000-$39,000 Assistants need an AA/AAS and Therapists need a Bachelor's degree. Both positions require licensure with state board Elon U (BA/BS), High Point U (BS), WSSU (BS)
     
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Full professors Job Family: Medical Educator Cluster: Healthcare
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