Recreation and Sports Management

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Amateur/Youth Coach
  • Athletic Business Manager
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Athletics Administration
  • Camp Director
  • College/Professional Coach
  • Community Recreation
  • Community Relations
  • Compliance Director
  • Equipment Manager
  • Exercise Physiologist*
  • Facilities Manager
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Merchandising
  • PE Instructor*
  • Recreational Therapist
  • School Athletics Director
  • Sport Information Services
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Events Manager
  • Sports Journalist
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports/Equipment Sales
  • Student Athlete Affairs
  • Talent Scout/Recruiter
  • Ticketing/Sales Manager

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Health, Fitness, & Sports Clubs
  • Industry/Equipment Companies
  • NCAA & Other Athletic Associations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Resorts, Theme Parks, and Recreation
  • Stadiums, Arenas, & Golf Courses
  • Universities, Colleges, & K-12 Schools
  • Youth Programs & Sports Leagues

Minnesota Employers

  • Boys & Girls Club
  • City of Becker
  • City of Eden Prairie
  • ET Sports Management LLC
  • Grandview Lodge
  • K-12 Public Schools
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Litchfield Golf Club
  • MN Vikings
  • Rejuv Medical
  • St. Benedict’s Senior Community
  • St. Cloud Children’s Home
  • University of MN
  • YMCA

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary:
$30,000-$41,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Communication skills
  • Competitive
  • Customer service skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Dedication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Listening skills
  • Motivational skills
  • Physical fitness
  • Problem solving skills
  • Resourcefulness
  • Team player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willing to work irregular hours