What to know about recreation jobs
The leisure sector accounts for around 2 percent of the economy and is expected to expand by 3.7 percent this year, according to the OECD.
Its share of the gross domestic product is projected to grow to 14.7% by 2030.
Here’s a look at what the profession has to offer.1.
The job market is expandingThe leisure industry is the third-largest sector of the U.S. economy after construction and manufacturing, according the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But it’s not just about jobs.
A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute found that the leisure industry employed more than 2.5 million people.
The leisure and hospitality sector is responsible for about 10% of the total workforce in the United States.2.
You don’t have to be a professional to make a living in the leisure sectorWhile some professions are geared toward professional advancement, a significant number of jobs in the industry are temporary or low-wage.
In 2015, for example, more than 4.5 percent of all employed adults in the U