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Aug 17, 2007
If you do not feel comfortable with the traditional working ways of a conventional office environment, but take delight in exploring the bounties of nature, a job in the outdoors could be ideal job for you. There are a plethora of job opportunities available in the recreation industry. All you need to do is find the right kind of job that not only pays you well but also serves your interests.

Job Opportunities

A broad spectrum of outdoor recreational jobs are readily available. However, you need to be sure that you make the right choice. When you have finally decided on a job that appeals to you, then you can find out further details as to what type of training, and skills are required for the job. Many job options exist in the field of outdoor recreational jobs. Jobs embracing aspects of nature, such as working in a wilderness park, river rafting, and mountain climbing can help to fulfill your desire to stay in constant touch with the nature.

If you wish to soar high in the sky, then try your luck at paragliding. If you like the winters and are good at sports, then a job in skiing would be the perfect choice. However, most of the outdoor jobs like skiing are season specific. Therefore, these recreational jobs provide employment only for a certain period of the year. Some recreation places may be operational only during the peak season. So it's better to be mentally and financially prepared for a possibility of being unemployed for the rest of the year and plan ahead.

If you are a die hard fan of nature and don't mind working outdoors in any type of weather, then you can find outdoor recreational jobs at places which are active and functional during summer as well as winter. If you are good at athletics, then you could venture out and search for jobs that give you a chance to play outdoor sports. With the right skills and efforts, you could land up securing a good salary and position. You could coach others like you who have similar interests, earn a good living and at the same time pursue a career of your interest. As a coach you could also volunteer in your spare time and serve your community.


Working in the great outdoors calls for a lot of preparation on your part, specially being appropriately dressed according to the climate and your job requirements. If you enjoy basking in the warmth of sunlight, and have chosen a job that requires you to work in the months of summer, then it would be advisable to wear a sun block and dress lightly to combat the scorching heat.

Alternatively, if you don't mind working in temperatures that are below zero, then wear woolen clothing like mittens, caps and mufflers, which cover you from head to toe and keep you nice and warm. If you are suitably dressed, you can take full advantage of the opportunity, and enjoy the thrill and adventure of working outdoors.

To earn money doing a job that you like is not only appealing but also very motivating.
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Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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