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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 716768 7.35 1419
United States 379,300418,300 10.33,890 6,99010,890

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.098.669.51 11.4815.0520.03
Alaska 22.6712.7415.54 20.4428.0737.48
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.3313.7916.56 19.9325.7635.50
Fairbanks North Star Borough 25.3013.6520.28 23.7933.5437.41
Southeast Region 19.3612.4013.10 14.2621.2137.75
Balance of State 23.5710.9115.61 21.2730.5939.60

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,164347 29.821.4 16.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation359
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation37
UI claimants previously working in occupation60
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 402
Number of job position postings 217
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.9

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