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2021 California Recreational Therapists Salary Guide

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 crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

California Recreational Therapists Salary 2021

Salary

$81.7K

Growth

6%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Recreational Therapists Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $40,070 $60,720 $81,650 $97,020 $106,610
Hourly Wage $19.27 $29.19 $39.26 $46.65 $51.25

How Much Do Recreational Therapists Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$40,070
$60,720
$81,650
$97,020
$106,610
Hourly Wage
$19.27
$29.19
$39.26
$46.65
$51.25

What Do Recreational Therapists Do?

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 crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

Also known as:

Activity Coordinator, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), General Activities Therapist, Recreation Therapist, Recreational Therapist, Rehabilitation Therapist, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

  • Gather medical information from patient histories.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Treat patients using psychological therapies.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Encourage patients or clients to develop life skills.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.

Recreational Therapists Job Outlook in California

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 1,700 1,800 6% 100
United States 19,900 21,600 8% 1,200

Recreational Therapists Job Outlook in California

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
1,700
1,800
6%
100
United States
19,900
21,600
8%
1,200

Recreational Therapists Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Recreational Therapists Schools in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Fremont College Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Cerritos, CA 2 years: 26

Recreational Therapists Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Cerritos, CA
2 years: 26

Recreational Therapists Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Huntington Beach, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Laguna Beach, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Newport Beach, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Irvine, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Costa Mesa, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Oakland, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Westminster, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant Watermark Retirement Communities Santa Ana, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant - Full-Time Watermark Retirement Communities Corona Del Mar, California 09/25/2021 No
Activities Assistant - Full-Time Watermark Retirement Communities Orange, California 09/25/2021 No

Recreational Therapists Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Watermark Retirement Communities
Huntington Beach, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Laguna Beach, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Newport Beach, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Irvine, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Costa Mesa, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Oakland, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Westminster, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Santa Ana, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Corona Del Mar, California
09/25/2021
No
Watermark Retirement Communities
Orange, California
09/25/2021
No

Recreational Therapists Salary Guide 2021

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