What sorts of employment and career opportunities will the Bachelor in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management lead to?
The most common types of jobs students in the Recreation Resources Management Option seek are associated with wildland recreation management, including park interpreters, river rangers, backcountry rangers, wilderness managers, and recreation planners. When you graduate you will find career opportunities with many federal land and resource-oriented agencies including the USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Fish and Wildlife Service the Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Graduates also find positions in state natural resource agencies such as Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
The most common types of jobs our students in the Nature-based Tourism option seek are associated with private and non-profit organizations such as nature preserves, educational organizations, camps and resorts, hospitality and resort associations, visitor and convention bureaus, outfitters/guides, and resorts, as well as state and federal land management agencies and tourism boards/offices.
Students in either option also are well prepared to enter graduate degree programs, especially in natural resource oriented departments.
Links to Permanent Employment Resources:
UM On Line Job Vacancies Database
USDA Forest Service
City of Missoula
National Park Service
Bureau of Land Management
USGS Automated Online Recruitment System
Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Environmental & Natural Resource Division of DOJ
State of Montana Jobs
Temporary Employment in Missoula
Express Personnel Services
Missoula County Public Schools
Missoula Job Service
UM Human Resources
Recent Job Announcements
RECM Job Search