- Recreation Therapist is considered one of the BEST JOBS IN AMERICA (money.cnn.com)
- Recreation therapy is in demand. According to the National Bureau for Labor Statistics, employment for recreation therapists is expected to grow faster than average due to an increase in our elderly population and an expansion of federally funded services for persons with disabilities (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- 2010-2020 job outlook calls for a 17% increase in employment opportunities (www.bls.gov).
- The average salary nationally is $35-$50,000.
- The average salary inConnecticutis $45- $47,000.
- There are nearly 30,000 recreation therapists in the United States, with over 16,000 certified by NCTRC (National Council for Recreation Certification, 2010).
- Recreation Therapy is recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.