Amusement and Recreation Attendants

What do they do?

Perform variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.

Also known as:

Activities Attendant, Community Center Coordinator, Golf Starter and Ranger, Lane Attendant, Recreation Aide, Recreation Attendant, Recreation Clerk, Recreation Leader, Recreation Programmer, Ride Operator, Rides Attendant, Service Representative, Ski Lift Operator, Social Staff Worker, Sports Complex Attendant

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Amusement and Recreation Attendants in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Amusement and Recreation Attendants is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 14.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #15 in job growth rate
  • 1,570

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #18 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.9%)
  • Master's degree (4.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (22.2%)
  • Associate's degree (9.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (8.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Sell products or services.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation.
  • Distribute resources to patrons or employees.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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