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Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio

97 months ago

Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

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jen in Hayward, California

91 months ago

Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio said: Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

have you heard from anyone?

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dawn in Trenton, Michigan

86 months ago

Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio said: Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

I was layed off 2 months ago after 10 yrs. of RT work. There are very few RT job openings. The field is super competative due to lack of jobs. I mostly find Activity jobs in nursing home for half what I was being paid.

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Nene in Orlando, Florida

86 months ago

Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio said: Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

I am having a lot of trouble finding a job in RT. I got a B.S. 4years ago in RT and I started out in the field part-time but it wasn't enough and I have been working in sales ever since, but lately I have tried getting back into the field and I cannot find anything that is paying much of anything.

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dawn in Trenton, Michigan

86 months ago

Rehab has jobs but most places want experience. Frustrating! I have 10 yrs in psych but that doesn't help. Their is contractual work here in michigan.

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Rachel in Allen Park, Michigan

83 months ago

I was working at the DMC contingent. they hired someone else who had 10 yrs experience... how are new grads supposed to compete??

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dawn in Trenton, Michigan

83 months ago

I have worked ten yrs in the feild and was laid off . Now I can't find a job how is anybodu suppose to compete??

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kelly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

77 months ago

I can relate to everyone. I was working as an RT in psych for oveer 8 years and was laid off and replaced by new people willing to take much less money. I wasn't even certified and now I see certified jobs that even pay less that what I was making. I feel like people think RT wasn't important and i loved my job. I worked in Psyh as well and people would look forward to my groups. Now it's replaced with techs they give some art supplies to and call in rec therapy. So frustrating!! Good luck to everyone and hang in there. I'm currently working in sales myself and making a lot more money just part time.

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DebChris in Greensboro, North Carolina

75 months ago

Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio said: Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

I graduated in 2005 and I still haven't found anything in RT. I have looked nationwide. I came in second with the prospects I did get.
I went back and earned my MEd in elementary education with the idea of becoming a child life specialist. I had one interview the month before I went back to school. I am graduating just as teaching jobs have dried up.

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Michael in Albuquerque, New Mexico

73 months ago

Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio said: Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

I notice that your post was quite a while back. Have you found anything yet, Kelli?

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paula in Watertown, Massachusetts

71 months ago

The field is drying up. Most good paying hospital jobs are gone. N.H. can hire an activities person for much less. We are caught between the O.T. and activities field.

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CMD in High Point, North Carolina

69 months ago

DebChris in Greensboro, North Carolina said: I graduated in 2005 and I still haven't found anything in RT. I have looked nationwide. I came in second with the prospects I did get.
I went back and earned my MEd in elementary education with the idea of becoming a child life specialist. I had one interview the month before I went back to school. I am graduating just as teaching jobs have dried up.

I just found this forum - my undergrad is in RT and i've worked in gso, as well as northern virginia in the field. I saw a posting for an RT position at Forsyth Medical Center recently if you are looking for something local. Look under Novant Health. Good luck!!

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worahm in Leesburg, Florida

67 months ago

Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio said: Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

There is a job available for a CTRS with geriatric experience at a new PACE Center run by St. Mary Medical Center located just north of Philadelpha, PA near Langhorne, PA. The facility is scheduled to open in early March 2010.

You can apply on line here.
www.stmaryhealthcare.org.

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Monica in Nashville, Tennessee

54 months ago

I was laid off from the state of Tennessee as a recreational therapist 8 months ago because I was the last person in my department. I was the one of two people with actually have recreation therapy degrees and a very good worker while they keep people who was not good employees. Now I working a boring and depressing job for the state :(

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Susan in Budd Lake, New Jersey

51 months ago

Kelli in Uhrichsville, Ohio said: Is any one having trouble finding a Recreation Therapist job? If not, where are you looking? If so, explain.

Recreation jobs are hard to find especially since employers are willing to hire people outside the discipline in states where Recreation is not licensed. Sometimes the jobs are listed under other categories but it is what RT people do.

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maria in New York, New York

50 months ago

I work in recreation and i only have my assoiate but let me to you we who have little degree have more experience than someone who has there masters to me its only a paper but if u can better ur self go back to school i did good luck all

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lielite in charlotte, North Carolina

39 months ago

CMD in High Point, North Carolina said: I just found this forum - my undergrad is in RT and i've worked in gso, as well as northern virginia in the field. I saw a posting for an RT position at Forsyth Medical Center recently if you are looking for something local. Look under Novant Health. Good luck!!

NOVANT healthcare/ forsyth = GROSSLY UNDERPAID AND OVERWORKED.. WELCOME TO NURSING! DONT DRINK THE KOOLAID!!

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lielite in charlotte, North Carolina

39 months ago

CMD in High Point, North Carolina said: I just found this forum - my undergrad is in RT and i've worked in gso, as well as northern virginia in the field. I saw a posting for an RT position at Forsyth Medical Center recently if you are looking for something local. Look under Novant Health. Good luck!!

NOVANT healthcare/ forsyth = GROSSLY UNDERPAID AND OVERWORKED.. WELCOME TO NURSING! DONT DRINK THE KOOLAID!!

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lielite in charlotte, North Carolina

39 months ago

CMD in High Point, North Carolina said: I just found this forum - my undergrad is in RT and i've worked in gso, as well as northern virginia in the field. I saw a posting for an RT position at Forsyth Medical Center recently if you are looking for something local. Look under Novant Health. Good luck!!

NOVANT healthcare/ forsyth = GROSSLY UNDERPAID AND OVERWORKED.. WELCOME TO NURSING! DONT DRINK THE KOOLAID!!

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lielite in charlotte, North Carolina

39 months ago

CMD in High Point, North Carolina said: I just found this forum - my undergrad is in RT and i've worked in gso, as well as northern virginia in the field. I saw a posting for an RT position at Forsyth Medical Center recently if you are looking for something local. Look under Novant Health. Good luck!!

NOVANT healthcare/ forsyth = GROSSLY UNDERPAID AND OVERWORKED.. WELCOME TO NURSING! DONT DRINK THE KOOLAID!!

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Shelia Barker in Texas

20 months ago

It seems this forum is pretty inactive. Is this a good career to get into to? I am trying to find something to do before going into OT.

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