Career Outlook for Recreational Therapists

Also known as:  Certified Recreational Therapist, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, CTRS, Drama Therapist, Recreational Therapist, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
The overall job outlook for Recreational Therapist careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 9.63 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.61 percent per year. Demand for Recreational Therapists is expected to go up, with an expected 5,870 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.52 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Recreational Therapists in the following states
New York 2,350
Pennsylvania 1,760
Illinois 1,280
Massachusetts 880
California 840
Michigan 820
Missouri 710
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Recreational Therapists
South Dakota 40
Alaska 40
New Hampshire 50
Nevada 60
Hawaii 60
Vermont 60
Delaware 60
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