Sample 1 - State of California

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Recreation Workers
(SOC Code : 39-9032)
in California

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$12.71$9.69$11.44$14.29

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202040,80048,0007,20017.61,370

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Civic and Social Organizations 6,38513.1%
Individual and Family Services 22,2737.1%
Nursing Care Facilities 2,5586.3%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,4815.6%
Community Care Facility for the Elderly 5,4243.3%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,3871.9%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.
Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures, and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.
Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.
Confer with management to discuss and resolve participant complaints.
Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities, and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.
Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.
Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired results.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Activity Coordinators; Activity Specialists; Parks Recreation Coordinators; Playground Workers; Recreation Assistants
 
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