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Recreation Management�Career Opportunities

There has never been a more exciting time to become involved in the field of Recreation.

Today's society is increasingly Recreation Oriented.

Americans spend a third of their time and income on Recreation pursuits.

One Third of our land is devoted to Recreation and more than two Thirds of Americans perceive their recreation to be of equal or greater importance than their work. Professional careers in Recreation offer challenging meaningful and highly rewarding opportunities. Whether you are interested in working with Children, Teens, Adults or Seniors, the Recreation Profession offers career employment opportunities for you in any one of the following areas:

  • Military Recreation
  • Campus Recreation Student Activities
  • Voluntary Non Profit Agencies YMCA's, YWCA's, BOYS CLUB, GIRLS CLUB
  • State Parks
  • National Forests
  • Managing Health Clubs
  • Sports Management
  • Resort Communities
  • Commercial Recreation Departments
  • Park Districts
  • Private Club and Fitness Centers
  • Theme Parks
  • Employee Recreation
  • High Adventure Outdoor Pursuits

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2006) overall employment of recreation professionals is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2014 . People will spend more time and money on recreation, spurring growth in civil and social organizations and to a lesser degree, State and local government. Much growth will be driven by retiring baby boomers, who with more leisure time, high disposable income and concern for health and fitness, are expected to increase their consumption of recreation services. The emphasis in Recreation Management is on Marketing, Management, Finance, Business Law event and program planning and fundraising.

Recreation Management professionals must plan, organize and administer exciting and stimulating recreational programs services, and activities that please guest from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of interests.

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