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Activity director jobs include planning and administering ongoing activities programs, mostly in long-term care facilities. These include both group and individual social activities, outings, spiritual programs and creative, artistic activities. He encourages patient participation in activities and procures the necessary equipment. He also develops and maintains an activity department budget.
According to Salary.com, in 2009 director of activities jobs in the United States paid and average annual base salary of $34,654. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the employment of recreational therapists to increase by 4 percent in the decade from 2006 through 2016.
Start your search for activity director jobs here at ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs. There are almost 40 million people aged 65+ in the United States. That is almost 13% of the population. By 2030 there will be more than 72 million older persons making up 19% of the population. Long-term care facilities need to keep increasing staff to keep up with the ever-increasing patient population.