Career Opportunities

The following is only a partial list of the many occupations available if you choose a career in Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services.

  • 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