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Best Jobs For Recreation Management Major

Many people have a tough time finding a job right out of college. But for those with a recreation management major, career opportunities tend to be plentiful. By looking through millions of job listings and 7,450 recreation management major resumes, we were able to discover which are the preferred jobs for recreation management majors.

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Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
12,354
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
54,262
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
8,938
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Philadelphia, PA;  Memphis, TN;  
Job Description:
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Recreational therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and community reintegration field trips to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
28,683
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
6,896
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Orlando, FL;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
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Temporary
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
2,441
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Henderson, NV;  Rochester, NY;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
26,477
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Albuquerque, NM;  Modesto, CA;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
1,973
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Concord, CA;  Waterbury, CT;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
137,656
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Account Executives are responsible for looking after the company's client as well as keeping the company-client relationships at a high standard. Their goal is to increase the amount of business a company does with those clients.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
60,998
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
10,067
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
53,100
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Management trainees work closely with more senior managers in a department and perform delegated managerial tasks with an goal of earning a promotion to become a manager in the future.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
10,998
Top Locations:
Indianapolis, IN;  Chicago, IL;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
4,935
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
6,761
Top Locations:
Plano, TX;  Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
57,289
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
21,595
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Las Vegas, NV;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
7,860
Top Locations:
Orlando, FL;  Lake Buena Vista, FL;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
86,156
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology.
Starting Salary
$42,000
Job openings
122,626
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
38,351
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
42,332
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Project Coordinator runs, administers, and organizes all project activities in an organization. They also provide work direction to staff.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
17,421
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Detroit, MI;  Salt Lake City, UT;  
Job Description:
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
164,514
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
80,912
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Boston, MA;  
Starting Salary
$39,000
Job openings
60,336
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
1,249
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  New Braunfels, TX;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Conservation scientists and foresters manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
26,673
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
46,211
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Baton Rouge, LA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
13,320
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$34,000
Job openings
18,012
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
47,356
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Charlotte, NC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$58,000
Job openings
39,461
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  San Jose, CA;  
Job Description:
Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
11,877
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Aurora, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. Recreational therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts, drama, music, dance, sports, games, and community reintegration field trips to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
12,039
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
2,421
Top Locations:
Grove City, PA;  Orlando, FL;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$18,000
Job openings
833
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Orlando, FL;  Carmel, IN;  
Job Description:
A Guide is responsible for helping people to visit unfamiliar areas or buildings. Their primary duties include greeting tourist groups, describing places to people, and providing safety devices and directions.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
6,640
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
148,181
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
8,815
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Orlando, FL;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
126,194
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
20,070
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Sacramento, CA;  Norfolk, VA;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$34,000
Job openings
155,681
Top Locations:
Oklahoma City, OK;  Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
38,592
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
18,361
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Grand Rapids, MI;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist other workers, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
56,179
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
68,269
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Austin, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
Personal financial advisors give financial advice to people. They help with investments, taxes, and insurance decisions.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
2,253
Top Locations:
Summerville, SC;  Lowell, MA;  Charleston, SC;  
Job Description:
Recreation workers design and lead recreational and leisure activities for groups in volunteer agencies or recreation facilities, such as playgrounds, parks, camps, aquatic centers, and senior centers. They may lead activities such as arts and crafts, dance, sports, adventure programs, music, and camping.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
6,614
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  Atlanta, GA;  
Starting Salary
$47,000
Job openings
8,643
Top Locations:
Orlando, FL;  New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Recreation Management Major Jobs

Average Salary For a Recreation Management Major

Depending on the industry that recreation management majors work in, their salaries can vary significantly. In fact, we found that recreation management majors who work in the non profits industry have an average salary of $39,347, while those who work in the government industry have an average salary of $26,645. If salary is the most important thing to you, then you should look for jobs in the non profits industry.

1. Non Profits
$39,347
$23k
$46k
2. Health Care
$35,275
$23k
$46k
3. Hospitality
$31,899
$23k
$46k
4. Government
$26,645
$23k
$46k

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Updated July 15, 2020