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Activities Professional

Are you interested in pursuing a career as an Activities Professional? 
The Gateway-In Project© Health Care Social Worker provides free training in California. 

What is an Activities Professional?

Activities professionals are licensed healthcare professionals who create enrichment activities for participants or residents of a specific program or facility, usually within a nursing home, healthcare facility (residential care facility), or rehabilitation center. The purpose of enrichment activities is to promote socialization and improve the physical and cognitive skills of older adults.

How much can I make as an Activities Professional?

According to, the average Activities Professional in the state of California makes $58,215 a year with the typical range being somewhere between $48,983 and $74,531 dependent on experience, education, and other factors.

What is the career outlook for an Activities Professional?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects job prospects for recreation workers, such as Activity Professionals, to grow about 5% faster than the average between 2022 and 2032. It's surmised that the cause of this growth is due to the growing number of workers who are retiring or generally exiting the labor force.