Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Recreational Therapists (29-1125)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 150 163 8.67 3 4 8
United States 19800 21200 0.0 400 600 1100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
United States 24.64 15.12 18.06 22.94 30.02 38.10

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.