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Recreational Therapists

Tips for Entry

Take a college preparatory program in high school, because you will need a variety of skills including computer, psychology, science, language and communication, business, athletics, and the arts to be a successful recreational therapist.

Earn a bachelor's degree in recreational therapy and become licensed in your state.

Take on part-time or summer work as a counselor or coach, and work part time in a nursing home or hospital.

Consider pursuing an advanced degree to open the door to more advanced positions and higher salaries.

Attend conferences and seminars to continue your education once in the field.

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