Hospitality and Tourism

Which pathway is offered?

  • Hospitality and Tourism—This pathway encompasses three major service categories: travel agent, hotel and lodging manager, and food service manager.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Travel Agent
  • Lodging Manager
  • Food Service Manager

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:

  • Travel Agent—$42,350/year
  • Lodging Manager—$56,670/year
  • Food Service Manager—$56,590/year

* Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date:Tuesday, April 9, 2021.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • ACT National Career Readiness certification
  • CTE Skill Certifications:
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Marketing 1
    • Hospitality and Tourism