Careers in Hospitality and Tourism

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Hospitality and Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
Career nameAvg salary

Athletes

compete in athletic events.
$80490

Gaming Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino. May formulate house rules.
$77770

Lodging Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.
$57810

Set and Exhibit Designers

design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
$54920

Food Service Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.
$53640

Farm and Home Advisors

advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.
$51820

Event Planners

coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.
$51200

Gaming Supervisors

supervise and coordinate activities of workers in assigned gaming areas. Circulate among tables and observe operations. Ensure that stations and games are covered for each shift. May explain and interpret operating rules of house to patrons. May plan and organize activities and services for guests in hotels/casinos. May address service complaints.
$50130

Interpreters and Translators

interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.
$48360

Chefs and Head Cooks

direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
$45920

Museum and Art Technicians

restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.
$44880

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
$42350

Separating Machine Operators

set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators.
$41210

Housekeeping Supervisors

directly supervise and coordinate work activities of cleaning personnel in hotels, hospitals, offices, and other establishments.
$40060

Travel Agents

plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients' travel problems.
$38750

Private Household Cooks

prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
$37680

Slot Supervisors

supervise and coordinate activities of slot department workers to provide service to patrons. Handle and settle complaints of players. Verify and pay off jackpots. Reset slot machines after payoffs. Make repairs or adjustments to slot machines or recommend removal of slot machines for repair. Report hazards and enforce safety rules.
$37550

Travel Guides

plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.
$36920

Ticket Agents

make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets, contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information.
$36780

Umpires and Referees

officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.
$33990
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