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There are many opportunities for those with skills in service for employment in the field of Hospitality and Tourism. The large majority of these careers are in either the food service pathway or in providing personal services. Also included in this field are careers related to lodging; these careers are dedicated to making sure that customers have the most positive experiences possible while staying at a hotel or resort. Many of the other potential careers are in recreational-related settings such as theme parks or casinos, where employees work to ensure that customers have the best time possible. Entry level positions in this cluster may require only graduation from high school. Many of these positions will require the completion of a two or four-year college program.
A chef is a professional cook. Very experienced chefs can branch out into specific styles of cooking and are usually the manager of restaurant kitchens. Use the search box to find videos by Chef Irv and Chef Chris (two different types of chefs).
A director of owner relations is responsible for interacting with people who own units at the resort and helping them to improve and maintain these units. Lia, the person featured in the video, also manages the front desk of the resort during the busy summer season.
An event coordinator in a hospital is responsible for organizing and planning hospital-related events. This includes checking in guests as they register, interacting with hotels and printing companies to prepare for the event, and dealing with all of the accounting associated with the event.
The general manager of the restaurant is in charge of every aspect of the restaurant including the hiring and managing of all staff, the ordering of all equipment and supplies, and ensuring customer satisfaction at all times.
A professional football player gets paid to play football! Rookie players in the NFL are paid $365,000/year (on average), but the average player makes $2.1 million. Rookie players in the CFL make $42,000 (on average), but the average player in this league makes $80,000.
A restaurant manager is in charge of every aspect of the restaurant including the hiring and managing of all staff, the ordering of all equipment and supplies, and ensuring customer satisfaction at all times.
A tour guide may schedule and conduct tours of various historical or interesting locations. Nick, the tour guide featured in the video, does a lot more than just a tour guide because he is the owner of his tour company.
A restaurant server takes orders and delivers food and beverage items to customers. Anne, the server featured in the video, works in a fine dining establishment. Salaries listed are hourly rates of pay, and these will generally increase in more expensive restaurants.