A world of careers is open to students pursuing an Outdoor Leadership and Recreation
Technology degree. From guiding mountaineering trips in the Colorado Rockies to teaching
environmental education courses to presenting wildlife programs at local nature centers,
this program provides background education in a wide scope of industry career paths.
The Industry and Job Types
Outdoor leadership is a broad and exciting field that allows students to do what they
love. Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy generates $37 billion in consumer spending annually,
and contributes 511,000 direct jobs
. In fact, recent statistics show that 92% of Colorado residents participate in outdoor
recreation each year.
This leaves a great deal of options for employment in the industry.
- Outdoor Adventure Guide
- Environmental Interpreter/Educator
- Forest recreation worker
- Camp Director
- Outdoor Recreation Programmer
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