We surveyed 484 recreational therapists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical recreational therapist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a recreational therapist?

Low

High

Working as a recreational therapist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a recreational therapist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a recreational therapist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a recreational therapist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a recreational therapist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for recreational therapists.

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Do recreational therapists work full-time or part-time?

76% of recreational therapists work in full-time roles while 24% work part-time.

Is being a recreational therapist stressful?

Low

High

Recreational therapists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a recreational therapist?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a recreational therapist.

How competitive is the workplace for recreational therapists?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for recreational therapists.

Does being a recreational therapist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for recreational therapists.

Are recreational therapists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a recreational therapist, and a highly valuable part of the career.