Careers in Parks and Recreation Management
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Parks and Recreation Management

What jobs are available?

Park/forest ranger, Community recreation leader/administrator, Facility manager, Camp counselor/management, Instructor of outdoor activities, Travel support staff, Resort staff/management, Recreation program director, Private club staff, Military recreation, Outdoor educator, Commercial recreation staff/management.

Who employs Parks & Recreation Management majors?
  • City, state and federal parks
  • Recreation centers
  • Non-profit groups
  • State and local social agencies
  • College campus recreation
  • Resorts and hotels
  • Theme parks
  • Travel companies and agencies
  • Outdoor programs and camps
  • Rafting companies
  • Self-employment
  • State and federal forests
  • City and county recreation
  • Military recreation
Good skills or traits for Parks & Recreation Management majors:
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Be a good decision maker and problem solver.
  • Enjoy people and work well with groups of all ages.
  • Capable of communicating effectively and have good supervision skills.
  • Develop leadership skills in coordinating and directing others in various activities.
  • Enjoy working out of doors or travel.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
  • Do an internship, co-op, or summer job in area of interest.
  • Work for campus groups like Base Camp Cullowhee, LMP, Intramurals or the Campus Recreation Center for extra experience..
  • Join a campus club or a national recreation professional organization.
  • Learn sports and develop outdoor skills.
  • Graduate work required for administrative and university teaching.
  • Earn certifications in first aid, CPR, lifeguarding and other specialties.
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