Career Pathways in Hospitality & Tourism

A career in hospitality and tourism requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services. Popular high-school courses include: Foods 1, 2, & 3; Foreign Language; and Introduction to Business.

Training in the Following Career Skills

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Athletes and Sports Competitors

$50,650.00/yr

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Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

$38,720.00/yr

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Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

$26,860.00/yr

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Amusement and Recreation Attendants

$22,260.00/yr

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Baggage Porters and Bellhops

$24,210.00/yr

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Bakers

$0.00/yr

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Bartenders

$22,550.00/yr

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Baristas

$22,330.00/yr

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Chefs and Head Cooks

$48,460.00/yr

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Concierges

$30,400.00/yr

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Cooks, Private Household

$37,590.00/yr

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Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

$26,860.00/yr

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Cooks, Restaurant

$26,530.00/yr

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Cooks, Short Order

$23,800.00/yr

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Dishwashers

$22,730.00/yr

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First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

$32,450.00/yr

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Food Preparation Workers

$23,730.00/yr

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Waiters and Waitresses

$23,290.00/yr

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Food Service Managers

$54,240.00/yr

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Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

$22,160.00/yr

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Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

$23,700.00/yr

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Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

$26,110.00/yr

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Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

$23,210.00/yr

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Lodging Managers

$53,390.00/yr

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Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

$23,770.00/yr

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Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents

$37,220.00/yr

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Residential Advisors

$27,860.00/yr

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Tour Guides and Escorts

$26,570.00/yr

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Travel Agents

$38,700.00/yr

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Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

$27,020.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options

No associate degree career options available at this time.

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Interpreters and Translators

$49,930.00/yr

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Meeting and Convention Planners

$49,370.00/yr

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Museum Technicians and Conservators

$43,020.00/yr

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Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

Curators

$53,780.00/yr

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.