OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Recreation Resource Management Careers

Career Paths

The Recreation Resource Management degree program prepares graduate for numerous career opportunities, including:

  • Park Ranger
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Wildland Law Enforcement Officer
  • Recreation Guide
  • Interpreter or Environmental Educator
  • Nature-based Tourism Specialist
  • Naturalist

Graduates find employment as managers and planners for federal and state land managing agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. It is also popular for graduates to obtain careers as recreation consultants, recreation guides for river rafting and sea kayaking companies, or as rangers, naturalists, resource planners, environmental educators and wilderness managers. Furthermore, careers as a wildland law enforcement officer, ecotourism planner or nature-based tourism specialists are also options. Some graduates even become consultants or start their own business!

To explore more forestry-related career paths, check out the Find Your Path booklet by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).