Hospitality and Tourism

Do you have great interpersonal and customer service skills? There are many jobs available in the hospitality industry and no two jobs are alike! Most careers in this industry will directly involve guest experiences.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Host & Hostess $10.13
Resort Desk Clerk $10.32
Food Preparation $11.77
Cook, Restaurant $11.89
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
First Line Supervisor of Food Preparation $17.60
Travel Agent $19.12
Chef and Head Cook $21.51
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Food Service Manager $30.22
Chief Executive $68.54

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Culinary Arts Arnold High School
Culinary Arts Bay High School
Culinary Arts Mosley High School
Culinary Arts Rutherford High School
Hospitality and Tourism Arnold High School
Hospitality and Tourism Bay High School
Hospitality and Tourism Mosley High School
Hospitality and Tourism Rutherford High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Culinary/Hospitality Gulf Coast State College
Leisure Services Management Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Hospitality & Tourism Management Florida State University (Bay County)

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

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