Fishing Guides


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Fishing Guides

Fishing Guides - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Hunting and fishing outfitters or packers
  • Travel agencies
  • Resorts
  • River rafting operators

Outlook

Growth in this occupation will faster than average. The outlook for recreation guides is related to the economy. It also depends on how much money and time people are willing to spend on recreational activities. From year to year, weather, wildfires, and snow levels affect the need for guides.

The emphasis on guide work is shifting. For example, people are taking fewer hunting trips, and more trips for pleasure and sightseeing. Guides may find opportunities leading canoeing, white water rafting, rock climbing, or photography trips.

Turnover creates many job openings. Because the work is seasonal and long-term career opportunities are limited, many guides leave this occupation after a period of time.

(CIS 100434)

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Illinois
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United States
57,300
Small
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5.6%
3.7%
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9,600
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.