Most activity specialists list "adaptive," "patients," and "mediation" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important activity specialist responsibilities here:
See the full list of activity specialist skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an activity specialist. We found that 56.9% of activity specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 6.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most activity specialists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six activity specialists were not college graduates.
Those activity specialists who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a psychology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for activity specialists include a criminal justice degree or a liberal arts degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an activity specialist. We've found that most activity specialist resumes include experience from Police Athletic League, Atria Senior Living, and The Child Center of NY. Of recent, Police Athletic League had 79 positions open for activity specialists. Meanwhile, there are 20 job openings at Atria Senior Living and 17 at The Child Center of NY.
Since salary is important to some activity specialists, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Credit Suisse, NBCUniversal, and Univision Communications. If you were to take a closer look at Credit Suisse, you'd find that the average activity specialist salary is $45,273. Then at NBCUniversal, activity specialists receive an average salary of $44,214, while the salary at Univision Communications is $43,260.
View more details on activity specialist salaries across the United States.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a activity specialist include Apple, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Macy's. These three companies were found to hire the most activity specialists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, activity specialists fulfill roles in the non profits and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the activity specialist annual salary is the highest in the education industry with $33,838 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the telecommunication and health care industries pay $33,132 and $32,403 respectively. This means that activity specialists who are employed in the education industry make 21.8% more than activity specialists who work in the non profits Industry.