Specialized Study in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
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Overview
A specialized instructional program in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management not specifically listed by the us department of education.
Highlights
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($45K) with a Bachelor's Degree: California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Career with the highest median salary ($81K) where most workers have a Bachelor's Degree: Personal Financial Advisors
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Careers for program graduates
Specialized study in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Elementary and Middle School S...Physical TherapistsSpecialized ManagersSecondary School TeachersRegistered NursesWholesale and Manufacturing Sa...First-Line Supervisors of Reta...Education and childcare admini...Coaches and ScoutsPhysiciansRetail SalespersonsPostsecondary TeachersFirst-Line Supervisors of Non-...Customer Service Representativ...Recreation WorkersGeneral and Operations Manager...Medical and Health Services Ma...Labor Relations SpecialistsSecretaries and Administrative...
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Current completions
What level of degree do most graduates achieve, and do they match what your goals?
0246Bachelor's Degree
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Completions over time
Have completions for physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
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Salary and Debt
How are students who recently completed a degree in specialized study in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field parks, recreation and leisure facilities management, which includes specialized study in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management.
Median starting salaries
$33K$43K$0$20K$40K$60KMaster'sBachelor's
Median cumulative loan amount
$23K$0$10K$20K$30KBachelor's
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How does the median (middle) salary for physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?
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Distribution: physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors' salaries by education level
What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's inphysical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure by the level of their highest degree (Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)
$73K$58K$45K$73K$0$50K$100K$150KBachelor'sMaster'sDoctorateProfessional
We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
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Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 31% of physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 62% of other fields.
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Context: Percentage salary boost obtained with a graduate degree
How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We can see the difference in salary of workers with a bachelors in this degree to workers with a bachelor’s AND a graduate degree.
30%61%62%0%20%40%60%80%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional
Careers
Top careers for those with a degree in physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Physical Fitness, Parks, Recreation, and Leisure (which combines 11 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
  1. Elementary and Middle School School Teachers
  2. Physical Therapists
  3. Specialized Managers
  4. Secondary School Teachers
  5. Registered Nurses
  6. Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
  7. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  8. Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors
  9. Education and childcare administrators
  10. Coaches and Scouts
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Careers for physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors
Where do physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** in the job title indicates that the Department of Education recommends this job for this program.
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The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
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Elementary and Middl...Physical TherapistsSpecialized ManagersSecondary School Tea...Registered NursesWholesale and Manufa...First-Line Superviso...Exercise Trainers an...Education and childc...Coaches and ScoutsAll othersThis degreeTop 10 Careers
What careers hire physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors.
Physical Fitness, Parks, ...All other degreesExercise Trainers and Gro...Recreational TherapistsPhysical TherapistsAthletes and Sports Compe...Umpires, Referees, and Ot...Coaches and ScoutsSpecialized Healthcare Pr...ChiropractorsOccupational Health and S...Occupational TherapistsTour and travel guidesPhysician AssistantsSpecialized TherapistsMeeting, Convention, and ...Community and Social Serv...Entertainment and Recreat...Archivists, curators, and...Nurse Practitioners and N...Registered NursesAll other careersDegreeDegree in top 10 employed
Where can I complete this degree
Explore schools that offer specialized study in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
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The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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Careers for physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure majors
physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure is part of a larger collection of programs: Parks, Recreation, and Leisure. Is there a different program that's close to physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in specialized study in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management earned in the last academic year, 40% were women.
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Context: Gender representation
How does the gender distribution in this major compare to all other majors?
42%58%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Context: Percentage women
This major has a lower percentage of women than 65% other programs.
Distribution: salaries by gender
Does gender greatly influence your salary with this degree? The closer the bar are, the less discrepancy there is.
$52K$48K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KWomenMen
Context: Salary inequity
For physical fitness, parks, recreation, and leisure graduates, men have a 8% higher median salary than women, This is better than many: 91% of programs have graduates with higher salary inequities.
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Race/Origin
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all specialized study in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 97% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
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Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 60% of other programs.