Hospitality & Tourism

About The Industry

Do you want to help other people enjoy their leisure time? Would you like to work in a hotel or in a restaurant? This industry includes careers in the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services. Careers in the hospitality & tourism industry involve providing people with food, lodging, and related services. Nearly all of the occupations in this industry typically require a high school diploma or less education, although specific designations vary and include, for example, a bachelor’s degree for recreation workers.

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Food Service Managers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$56,240

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Gaming Managers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Plan, direct, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino. May formulate house rules.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$61,340

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Lodging Managers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$80,200

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Athletes and Sports Competitors

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Compete in athletic events.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$78,000

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Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$36,810

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Chefs and Head Cooks

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$38,790

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First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$33,400

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Cooks, Fast Food

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$20,080

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Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,200

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Cooks, Private Household

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$27,000

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Cooks, Restaurant

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$24,720

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Cooks, Short Order

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$23,440

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Food Preparation Workers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,110

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Bartenders

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$25,240

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Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$20,340

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Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,050

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Baristas

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,050

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Waiters and Waitresses

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,700

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Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,490

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Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Facilitate food service. Clean tables, remove dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,430

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Dishwashers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$20,190

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Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$20,520

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First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$37,990

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Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$24,440

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Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,850

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Gaming Supervisors

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$46,810

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Slot Supervisors

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$37,530

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Animal Trainers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact; and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$28,270

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Gaming Dealers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Operate table games. Stand or sit behind table and operate games of chance by dispensing the appropriate number of cards or blocks to players, or operating other gaming equipment. Distribute winnings or collect players' money or chips. May compare the house's hand against players' hands.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,410

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Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Post information enabling patrons to wager on various races and sporting events. Assist in the operation of games such as keno and bingo. May operate random number generating equipment and announce the numbers for patrons. Receive, verify, and record patrons' wagers. Scan and process winning tickets presented by patrons and payout winnings for those wagers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$24,860

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Motion Picture Projectionists

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Set up and operate motion picture projection and related sound reproduction equipment.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$23,490

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Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$20,300

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Amusement and Recreation Attendants

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Perform variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.

Education

Less Than A High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,720

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Baggage Porters and Bellhops

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$21,880

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Concierges

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Assist patrons at hotel, apartment, or office building with personal services. May take messages, arrange or give advice on transportation, business services or entertainment, or monitor guest requests for housekeeping and maintenance.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,000

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Tour Guides and Escorts

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,050

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Travel Guides

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.

Education

Some College Courses

Average Salary

$21,320

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Recreation Workers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$26,230

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Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Exchange coins, tokens, and chips for patrons' money. May issue payoffs and obtain customer's signature on receipt. May operate a booth in the slot machine area and furnish change persons with money bank at the start of the shift, or count and audit money in drawers.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,550

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Travel Agents

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$37,480

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Gaming Cage Workers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

In a gaming establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. May accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gaming chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,070

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Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$22,610

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Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

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.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$37,900

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Bakers

Industries: Hospitality & Tourism

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$26,050

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