Job Title
 Average Annual Income  Projected Job Growth, 2012-22*  Projected Job Openings, 2012-22
Recreation Workers $25,560
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors $37,790
Amusement and Recreation Attendants $20,310 164,200
Education Administrators, All Other (Fitness and Wellness Coordinators) $83,170
Conservation Scientists (Park Rangers) $63,330 6,600

*Projected Job Growth, 2012-2022 Key

Faster than average
(more than 15%)
(8% to 14%)
Slower than average
(less than 7%)

Occupational Outlook Handbook: 

Jobs in Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies may encompass many different roles, ranging from teaching people how to play a sport, coordinating tournaments, or finding funding for a new program.

Park Rangers are responsible for a number of visitor services, including giving tours and preparing exhibits. They may
also coordinate staff members and park maintenance

Recreation Workers organize and conduct any number of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, and other hobbies. They may take an active role in instructing participants, and may be trained in first aid as well.

Amusement and Recreation Attendants operate recreational equipment--they may run rides at an amusement park or maintain equipment at a bowling alley. They may also be responsible for selling tickets or refreshments to customers.

Fitness Trainers help their clients stay in good shape by designing training
programs, demonstrating different exercises, and keeping track of their clients' progress.