Career Opportunities

The following is only a partial list of the many occupations available if you choose a career in RPLS.

  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in a hospital or a rehabilitation center

  • Park Naturalist and Park Ranger in city, state or national parks and forests

  • Director of Recreation and Parks for a city or county

  • Cruise Activity Director

  • Swimming Pool Manager

  • Park Designer

  • Youth/Sports Director for YMCA, YWCA, Boys & Girls Clubs

  • Director for church or youth agency camps

  • Activity Director at a long term care facility

  • Program Director for an older adult center

  • Program Director on military bases world-wide

  • Inclusion Specialist for a city parks and recreation department

  • Special Events Coordinator for a city recreation and parks department

  • Manager of recreational facilities

  • Resort Manager

  • Executive Director, Boy Scouts of America

  • Recreation Specialist in a treatment center

  • Youth Development Specialist

  • Director of Youth Ministries

  • Adult Programs Coordinator for a Community Education Department

  • Events Specialist for a Chamber of Commerce

  • Intramural Sports Manager or Student Union Director

  • Recreation Specialist in a correctional facility