Yes, there is an official occupation for amusement and recreation attendants! Attendants can schedule the use of recreational facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreation pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides. In Oregon, employment within this occupation falls largely into arts, entertainment, and recreation industries. No real surprise to Oregonians, but the variety of job duties found within this occupational category might surprise you.
In 2011, more than 250,000 people were employed as amusement or recreation attendants in the United States and 2,860 people were employed in Oregon. Although Oregon is not among the states with the highest employment levels for this occupation, we do have a healthy recreational economy. Geographically, recreation employment in Oregon is concentrated within metropolitan areas, with the highest concentration in the Portland Metropolitan Area.For the complete article see the 04-17-2013 issue.
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