Amusement Park Workers

Amusement park workers function in a variety of jobs. Some are employed to construct, maintain, and operate thrill rides; others, assigned to the front gate, issue tickets or passes; some work concession stands or manage park restaurants and gift shops; many are employed as entertainers. There are also numerous behind-the-scenes departments such as security, marketing, or personnel. Each particular department, regardless of the amount of customer contact, is necessary for the smooth and profitable operation of the park, as well as the enjoyment of the park patron.


Quick Facts
Duties Perform a wide range of duties at amusement parks, such as operating rides, serving food and beverages, selling goods at gift shops, entertaining visitors, and managing staff
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Technical/Shop
  • Theater/Dance
Experience No experience is necessary for many amusement park jobs; prior experience will increase your chances of getting hired and promoted
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Amusement Park Manager
  • Experienced Amusement Park Worker
  • Amusement Park Trainee

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