Hospitality and Tourism
Get a Taste of What's Ahead
Add some spice to life and see the world! If food and travel are your passion, a career in hospitality and tourism could be right for you. Explore the business side of hotels, restaurants, and food service.
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
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- ACT National Career Readiness certification
- CTE Skill Certifications:
– Marketing 1
– Hospitality and Tourism
*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: Friday, April 9, 2021.