Recreation Workers (39-9032)

Occupation description:  Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 736785 6.750 76131
United States 390,000423,900 8.726,600 40,70070,700

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.448.889.84 11.8015.4420.46
Alaska 19.8410.8813.47 18.0223.8332.54
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.7610.8813.49 18.0323.1031.98
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.9217.4421.26 24.8834.9438.38
Southeast Region 17.7612.7013.49 14.8321.5726.88
Balance of State 18.6310.0811.52 17.0523.6131.25

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,038322 31.021.9 15.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation419
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation54
UI claimants previously working in occupation62
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 428
Number of job position postings 135
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training