Career Opportunities

Recreation Management

Earning an Associate in Science degree or a certificate of achievement in Recreation Management from Allan Hancock College will provide students with the skills necessary to pursue successful careers in:

  • Event planning
  • Park ranger
  • Recreational business owner
  • Travel agent
  • Special events planner
  • Resort manager
  • Adventure touring
  • Camp director
  • Parks and recreation director
  • Activity specialist
  • Child care supervisor
  • Concert promoter
  • Festival management
  • Health and fitness industry

Employees in the field of recreation earn an annual mean wage in the state of California of $25,930 according to a review of the May 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics ( occupational employment statistics. With additional training and education, earnings can be substantially higher in positions like recreation director in supervisory and managerial positions. National employment projections for recreation workers show that the employment rate is expected to grow by 15% between now and 2018, which is faster than the national average for jobs in general and makes this industry an attractive career choice.

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Claudia Sancho

Claudia Sancho
Culinology® student

"The Culinology® program at Allan Hancock College has helped me learn more about my future work in dietetics, and the instructors in the program are extremely knowledgeable in their field and ready to help in whatever way they can. I've come to feel like I've found a niche and help to further my education at the university level. Allan Hancock College is doing an excellent thing in providing this much-needed program in a field that needs well-rounded graduates."
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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015