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Recreational Therapists

On the Job


Recreational Therapists plan, direct, or coordinate programs for patients in a variety of settings. They work in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. They may plan sports, trips, or social activities. They may assess patients.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


O*NET in-it

This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.


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