Recreation Workers

General Information

Description

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit49.44%
  2. Private, not for profit27.52%
  3. State and local government20.41%
  4. Federal government1.42%
  5. Self-employed1.15%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 64,600 openings for recreation workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$28,440

State-by-state Salary

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$48,210
$19,630
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 61%
  • High school 25%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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