Career Details

Front Desk Agent (Resort)

Career Overview

A front desk agent in a hotel or resort registers guests, assigns rooms, and takes payment. In addition they may answer phones and take new reservations.


A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain this position. Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor's degree in hospitality, communications, public relations, or a related field would make an applicant much more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$17,000 /yr
$22,000 /yr
$31,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Hospitality
  • Public Relations
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

A front desk agent typically works in a hotel or resort. This type of work may require working nights and weekends.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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