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Recreational Therapists

in Massachusetts

Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity. Excludes "Recreation Workers" (39-9032).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
291125  Recreational Therapists 974 1,033 59 6.06 % 29 23 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    340  35 % 360  35 % 20  5 % $41,670
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    290  30 % 290  28 % 0  -1 % $39,660
Social Assistance    150  16 % 180  18 % 30  19 % $37,590
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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