Manual-Arts Therapist

Instruct patients in prescribed manual arts activities.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Manual-Arts Therapists do?

Instructs patients in prescribed manual arts activities to prevent anatomical and physiological deconditioning, and to assist in maintaining, improving, or developing work skills: Collaborates with other members of rehabilitation team in planning and organizing work activities consonant with patients’ capabilities and disabilities. Teaches, by means of actual or simulated work situations, activities, such as woodworking, photography, metalworking, agriculture, electricity, and graphic arts. Prepares reports showing development of patient’s work tolerance, and emotional and social adjustment to aid medical personnel in evaluating patient’s progress and ability to meet physical and mental demands of employment.

Should I be a Manual-Arts Therapist?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Corrective and Manual Arts Therapist, Manual Arts Therapist

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