Recreation Workers - Bureau of Labor Statistics From the Occupational Outlook Handbook From The Bureau of Labor Statistics
What Recreation Workers Do
Recreation workers design and lead activities to help people stay active, improve fitness, and have fun. They work with groups in summer camps, fitness and recreational sports centers, nursing care facilities, nature parks, and other settings. They may lead such activities as arts and crafts, sports, music, dramatics, or games.
Recreation workers are employed in a variety of settings, including recreation centers, parks, summer camps, and nursing and residential care facilities. Many workers spend much of their time being physically active in the outdoors.
How to Become a Recreation Worker
Education and training requirements for recreation workers vary with the type of job, but workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent and a few weeks of on-the-job training.
The median annual wage for recreation workers was $24,540 in May 2017.