What They Do<br />Plans, organizes, and directs medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, social activities, and arts and crafts.<br />This career is part of the Social Humanitarian career field . <br />This career is also part of the Health Science cluster Therapeutic Services pathway . <br />A person in this career:<br /><ul><li>Instructs patients in activities, such as sports, dance, gardening, music, or art.
Conducts therapy sessions to improve patients' mental and physical well-being.
Confers with members of the treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy programs.
Counsels and encourages patients to develop leisure activities.
Encourages clients with special needs to develop new skills and get involved in sports, games, gardening and crafts.
Develops treatment plan to meet the needs of patients, based on their interests and needs.
Evaluates patients reactions to therapy, modifying treatment programs as needed.
Prepares and submits reports and charts to reflect a patients' reactions and evidence of progress or regression. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Organizes treatment programs and activities to facilitate the rehabilitation of patients.
Talks with family members and the patients themselves to determine the patients' needs, capabilities and interests. </li></ul>Working Conditions and Physical Demands:<br />People who do this job report that:<br /><ul><li>You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time
Exposed to disease and infections more than once a month through work such as patient care, laboratory work, and sanitation control </li></ul>Working in this career involves (physical activities):<br /><ul><li>Identifying and understanding the speech of another person
Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
Seeing clearly up close </li></ul>Work Hours and Travel<br /><ul><li>Weekend work </li></li></ul><li>Specialty and Similar Careers<br />Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:<br /><ul><li>Music Therapist – Plans, organizes, and directs medically prescribed music therapy activities as part of mental and physical health care and treatment of patients to influence behavioral and psychological changes leading to restoration, maintenance, and improvement of health and increased comprehension of self, environment, and physical ability.
Horticultural Therapist – Plans, coordinates, and conducts therapeutic gardening program to facilitate rehabilitation of physically and mentally handicapped patients.
Dance Therapist – Plans, organizes, and leads dance and body movement activities to improve patients' mental outlooks and physical well-beings.
Art Therapist – Plans and conducts art therapy programs in public and private institutions to rehabilitate mentally and physically disabled clients. </li></li></ul><li>Occupational Skills information forRecreational Therapists<br />
Employment Projections 2006 - 2016 forRecreational Therapists <br />This occupation will experience slower than average employment growth with a low volume of annual job openings. The need for replacements, rather than from business expansion, is projected to make up the majority of job openings in the coming decade. <br />
Occupational Wages-Published June 2010 (data from May2009) forRecreational Therapists<br />* Indicates that Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.** This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year. <br />
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator types commonly found in the field include:<br /><ul><li>ESFJ
What They DoDesign or create graphics to meet a client's specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects. <br />Tasks<br /><ul><li>Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
What They Do<br />Photograph persons, subjects, merchandise, or other commercial products. May develop negatives and produce finished prints. Include scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists. <br />Tasks<br /><ul><li>Take pictures of individuals, families, and small groups, either in studio or on location.
Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus based on a combination of factors such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.
Use traditional or digital cameras, along with a variety of equipment such as tripods, filters, and flash attachments.
Create artificial light, using flashes and reflectors.
Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
Scan photographs into computers for editing, storage, and electronic transmission.
Test equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in good working order.
Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
Estimate or measure light levels, distances, and numbers of exposures needed, using measuring devices and formulas.
Manipulate and enhance scanned or digital images to create desired effects, using computers and specialized software.</li></li></ul><li>Work Styles<br />
Knowledge<br />Related Occupations for Photographers<br />
Occupational Skills information for Photographers <br />
Employment Projections 2006 - 2016 forPhotographers <br />This occupation will experience about average employment growth with a moderate volume of annual job openings. Business expansion, as opposed to the need for replacements, will be the source of the majority of job openings in the coming decade.<br />
Occupational Wages-Published June 2010 (data from May 2009) for Photographers<br />
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator types commonly found in the field include:<br /><ul><li>ESTP
INTP</li></li></ul><li>ConclusionAfter all the research, I have come to the conclusion that I am certain I spent way more time formatting and designing this Web Quest power point than was intended for the assignment. I think that says something significant about the direction I should consider taking, which is Graphic Design. As I mentioned in the SWOT Analysis, I am still very interested in pursuing a career in Art Therapy, but as a future goal. <br />