RECREATION, AMUSEMENTS & ATTRACTIONS

Recreation is any activity that people do for rest, relaxation, and enjoyment. Entertainment businesses which provide shows such as movie or theater, attractions which are places of special interest of visits such as theme parks, zoos and museums, spectator sports and participatory sports are all parts of the recreation business.

CAREER DETAILS

Description:
Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or for assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact, and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.

Tasks:

  • Cue or signal animals during performances.
  • Talk to or interact with animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact.
  • Conduct training programs to develop or maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding, or related purposes.
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.
  • Observe animals’ physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$18,470 – $58,840

Description:
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.

Tasks:

  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
  • Assess the needs and interests of individuals and groups and plan activities accordingly, given the available equipment or facilities.
  • Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$16,970 – $45,700

Description:
In a gambling establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. Accept patron’s credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron’s request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.

Tasks:

  • Follow all gaming regulations.
  • Convert gaming checks, coupons, tokens, or coins to currency for gaming patrons.
  • Maintain cage security.
  • Maintain confidentiality of customers’ transactions.
  • Count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$20,970 – $40,550

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