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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).

Occupation Projection for Recreational Therapists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
291125  Recreational Therapists 870 940 70 8.05 % 26 24 57 Bachelor's degree 

Recreational Therapists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    590  67 % 630  67 % 40  8 % $49,860
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    300  34 % 330  36 % 30  11 % $51,160
Hospitals    170  20 % 170  18 % 0  -3 % $50,270
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    160  18 % 170  18 % 10  6 % $43,790
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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