Salary and Labor Market 

Labor Market Information
Estimated Regional Employment 2014 Entry Level  Annual  Wage      2014 Median Annual Wage 2014 Projected Growth Rate    2010-20 Projected Regional Job Opening 2010-20
Recreational Therapists 40 $35,048 $48,630 +10.5% +30
Recreation Workers 660 $17,077 $22,901 +27.2% +420
Social & Community Service Managers 300 $35,048 $48,630 +23.9% +90
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office,
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates /
Related Placement Rate
​20152014 2013
Activity Director / Activity Assistant ​2/100%​5/100% 3/100%
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings
2013 2012 2011
Human Services 14 0 0
Human Services - Aide, Attendant, Orderly 105 63 37
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates
      Business Name                         Position(s)                           Location
Amy Johnson Residence Activity Director St. Paul, Minnesota
Appleton Area Health Services Activity Assistant Appleton, Minnesota
Auburn Homes & Services Activity Director Chaska & Waconia, Minnesota
Bethesda Activity Director Willmar, Minnesota
Cedar Crest Estates CNA, HHA, or TMA Silver Lake, Minnesota
Cherrywood Pointe Assisted Living Activities Assistant Roseville, Minnesota
Copperleaf Senior Living Activity Assistant Willmar, Minnesota
Earle Brown Terrace CRA Activity Assistant Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Ecumen Oaks & Pines Welder Hutchinson, Minnesota
Glesener's Inc. Day Program Facilitator; Care Attendants Bird Island, Minnesota
Good Samaritan Society Activity Assistant Hoffman, Minnesota
Good Samaritan Society Activity Assistant Glenwood, Minnesota
Heartland Community Action Agency Community Engagement Specialist Willmar, Minnesota
Lakeview Ranch Activity Specialist Darwin & Dassel, Minnesota
Meeker Memorial Hospital Activity Coordinator Litchfield, Minnesota
Rice Care Center Activities Assistant Willmar, Minnesota
St. Cloud Hospital - CentraCare Activity Director St. Cloud, Minnesota
The Lighthouse of Waconia Life Engagement Coach; Resident Assistant Waconia, Minnesota
West Wind Village Activity Aides Morris, Minnesota
Willmar Care Center - Deseret Health Activities Assistant Willmar, Minnesota
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.