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Recreational therapists
Description: Recreational therapists help people with medical problems improve their health and well-being. They teach patients games, arts and crafts, dance, music, and sports activities. These activities help patients regain skills they've lost because of illness or injury and improve their state of mind. They work closely with medical staff in hospitals and nursing homes. They must be strong enough to move patients and equipment and to participate in activities.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 17 math topics Recreational therapists need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning