Sitting behind a desk, pushing a pencil and negotiating business deals isn't everybody's dream of landing the perfect job. If you are the type of person who craves fresh air, adventure, and a close relationship with nature, then outdoor recreation may be the career area for you.
As an outdoor recreation professional you may work in a variety of areas including camps, parks and adventure programs. Although you will likely work in an outdoor setting, you often will perform administrative duties such as planning and supervising the work of others. You may work with children, adults, community groups, families or the handicapped.
As you explore educational options, consider these key features that distinguish Central Michigan's outdoor recreation program:
Career Options in Outdoor Recreation
Graduates of the outdoor recreation program will find a variety of career opportunities available to them.
Outdoor & Environmental Education and Adventure Camps:
- Program Instructor/Leader
- Outdoor and Environmental Educator
- Adventure Trip Leaders
- Camp Administrators
- Ropes Course Facilitators
Federal, State and Local Parks and Forests:
- Resource Manager
- Parks Manager
- Park Ranger
- Outdoor Leadership
- Nature Center and Park Naturalist/Interpreter
Colleges and Universities:
- Instructor of Camping Courses
- Instructor in an Outdoor Education Center