No. 5: Recreation. Those with a degree in recreation are at an 8.3% unemployment rate. Most degrees in recreation prepare sudents for careers in parks and recreation. The job involves creating programs for individuals and communities, as well as managing programs within the leisure services industry. Graduates often work at hotels and resorts, parks, and camps. The Georgetown study says that the more work experience one has, the greater the chances of obtaining employment. More experienced workers have lower unemployment rates and higher earnings than those who have recently graduated from college.