Hospitality & Tourism


Overall, employment in hospitality & tourism-related occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for dining variety, coupled with population and income growth, will result in the food service industry growing over 11 percent between 2018 and 2028, adding 1.5 million jobs. The travel industry segment will continue to grow, although online travel resources will hamper growth in employment for occupations such as travel agents, lodging managers, and meeting and event planners.

U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Experience & Exposure Opportunities

  • Business Explorers
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • DECA (Student Marketing and Hospitality Organization)
  • Internships & Job Shadows

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WJCC Schools Related Courses

New Horizons Courses

  • Culinary Arts I & II

Sample Jobs in the Hospitality and Tourism Field

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career TitleMean Annual SalaryEducation Requirements
Lodging Managers$54,430High School Diploma with Experience/Associate’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree
Food Service Managers$55,320High School Diploma with Experience/Associate’s Degree
Chefs and Head Cooks$51,530High School Diploma with Experience/Associate’s Degree/Culinary Training or Degree
Travel Agent$40,660High School Diploma or Equivalent
Convention and Event Planners$50,600Bachelor’s Degree
Travel Guide$35,930High School Diploma or Equivalent

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