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Careers in recreation administration

Potential employers

Recreation administration

  • aquatic facilities
  • arenas
  • businesses
  • community centers/programs
  • convention services
  • cruise lines
  • event planning
  • ecotourism agencies
  • fitness centers
  • golf courses
  • guide services
  • ice arenas
  • nonprofit youth agencies
  • outdoor outfitters
  • party services
  • public park systems
  • rafting companies
  • recreation centers and departments
  • resorts and hotels
  • sport clinics
  • sporting goods stores
  • sports events
  • theme parks
  • travel companies
  • travel/tourism bureaus
  • tourism facilities
  • tourism planning agencies
  • vendors
  • youth recreation programs

Outdoor recreation

  • camps
  • challenge courses
  • college outdoor programs
  • conservation organizations
  • environmental education centers
  • federal government
  • DNR
  • interpretive centers
  • local government
  • nature centers
  • outdoor programs/business
  • outdoor tripping organizations
  • recreation facilities
  • regional park systems
  • state government
  • state or national parks
  • U.S. Forest System
Did you know facts Did you know Did you know 100% of recreation administration students complete at least one internship.

Career opportunities

Recreation administration

  • administrator
  • campground director
  • commercial recreation manager
  • commercial recreation staff
  • community center director
  • convention manager
  • cruise director
  • event manager/planner
  • facility manager
  • golf course manager
  • private club staff
  • program manager
  • promotions/marketing
  • recreation administrator
  • recreation facilities manager
  • recreation program director
  • resort staff/management
  • sales
  • small business owner
  • tour guide
  • travel support staff
  • youth agency director
  • youth program coordinator

Outdoor recreation

  • adventure education
  • adventure travel coordinator
  • camp counselor
  • camp management/director
  • environmental educator
  • naturalist
  • natural resource manager
  • outdoor educator
  • outdoor facilities manager
  • park/forest ranger
  • park maintenance manager
  • park management
  • recreation leader
  • recreation programmer
  • wildlife manager
  • wilderness survival teacher

Job titles and employers of alumni

  • Conservation Educator and Interpretive Ranger, Student Conservation Association
  • Dog Musher/Trail Counselor, YMCA Camp Menogyn
  • Fitness Coordinator, Summit Place Senior Campus- Silver Crest Properties
  • Front Desk Supervisor, The Lodge at Big Sky
  • Golf Clerk, City of Roseville - Cedarholm Golf Course
  • Trail Guide, Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours