Recreational Therapist

What does a Recreational Therapist do?
A Recreational Therapist plans and directs medically approved recreational programs for patients and organizes activities according to the patients’ capabilities, needs, and interest. A Recreational Therapist also advises patients to get involved in leisure activities.

How do you prepare?
To become a Recreational Therapist, you need a bachelor’s degree and a license/certification to practice from the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Specialists.

What’s the pay like?
As a Recreational Therapist in Iowa you can expect to earn approximately $35,480 a year, according to Iowa Workforce Development.

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