Employment Opportunities

Because UMM graduates have a broad base of course work, an in-depth area of specialization, and field work experiences supporting their degree, the opportunities for employment after graduation are excellent. This 8-trillion dollar a year industry continues to grow every year. Tourism is the first or second largest industry in over 40 states. The demand for new managers of recreation and leisure businesses and organizations will continue to grow. Some career opportunities include:

  • Ski Patrol/Management
  • Outdoor Journalist
  • Aquatics Management
  • Program Specialist
  • Camp Director
  • Resort Manager
  • Convention Center Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Game Warden
  • Scout Executive
  • Maine Guide/Outfitter
  • Sports Complex Manager
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Coach/Athletic Director
  • Nature Center Director
  • Theme Park Manager
  • Outdoor Adventure Guide
  • YMCA Director
  • Park Naturalist/Interpreter
  • Cruise Ship Programmer
  • Park Manager/Ranger
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Park Planner
  • Town Recreation Specialist

This list is really just a beginning. Contact us and let's discuss how your interests in the leisure industry can become a reality.

Recreation Management

From day one, you will have the opportunities to plan, organize, and run campus and community activities including sports programs, ski and canoe races and trips.

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