Hospitality and Tourism

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Industry Overview

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.

Explore Careers in this Industry

Chef (Food Bank) - Chris

Career Overview

A chef in a food bank cooks meals that are delivered to local missions.

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$23,000 /yr
$43,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr

Chefs and Head Cooks

Career Overview

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).

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$23,000 /yr
$43,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr

Concierge (Resort) - Kelly

Career Overview

A concierge provides services such as taking messages, providing advice, and making restaurant or entertainment-related reservations for guests in a hotel or resort.

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$20,000 /yr
$29,000 /yr
$46,000 /yr

Director of Owner Relations (Resort) - Lia

Career Overview

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.

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$30,000 /yr
$44,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr

Director of Tennis (Resort) - Arthur

Career Overview

A director of tennis at a resort must maintain the tennis courts, monitor staff, and organize tennis clinics and lessons for the guests.

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$23,000 /yr
$43,000 /yr
$57,000 /yr

Director of a Condo Association - Richard

Career Overview

A director of a condo association works closely with the board of directors to manage a condo association in accordance with the rules of the condo and local laws.

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$28,000 /yr
$57,000 /yr
$126,000 /yr

Event Coordinator (Hospital events) - Natalie

Career Overview

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.

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$25,000 /yr
$47,000 /yr
$83,000 /yr

Executive Chef - Chef Irv

Career Overview

An executive chef is the top chef within a restaurant's kitchen. The salaries listed are for the job of a "chef" (in general).

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$23,000 /yr
$43,000 /yr
$76,000 /yr

Front Desk Agent (resort) - McKenzie

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.

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$17,000 /yr
$22,000 /yr
$31,000 /yr

Front Desk and Reservations Director - Kevin

Career Overview

A front desk and reservations director is responsible for everything related to reservations and the checking in and out of guests at a hotel or resort.

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$30,000 /yr
$44,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr

General Manager (Restaurant) - Steve

Career Overview

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.

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$29,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr
$87,000 /yr

General Manager (hotel) - Gina

Career Overview

A general manager of a hotel is responsible for every aspect of food/beverage, human resources, housekeeping, operations, and sales/marketing of the hotel.

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$28,000 /yr
$51,000 /yr
$96,000 /yr

NCAA Basketball Official - Pat

Career Overview

A basketball official administers the rules and regulations during a basketball game.

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$0 /yr
$50,000 /yr
$250,000 /yr

Pastry Chef - Miko

Career Overview

A pastry chef orders ingredients for and prepares various types of pastries including cakes, creme brulee, among many others.

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$21,000 /yr
$38,000 /yr
$51,000 /yr

Professional Football Player - Terrell Thomas (NY Giants)

Career Overview

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.

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Restaurant Manager - Jean

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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.

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$29,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr
$87,000 /yr

Special Events Manager (Resort) - Megan

Career Overview

A special events manager at a resort is responsible for organizing and working in special events at a resort. These events may be weddings, birthday parties, or corporate events.

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$25,000 /yr
$47,000 /yr
$83,000 /yr

Tour Guide - Nick

Career Overview

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.

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$18,000 /yr
$24,000 /yr
$43,000 /yr

Waiter/Waitress (Fine Dining) - Anne

Career Overview

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.

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$8 /yr
$10 /yr
$18 /yr