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*
Cook, Short Order $11.63
Host & Hostess $11.90
Food Preparation, Worker $12.84
Resort Desk Clerk $13.00
Cook, Restaurant $14.33
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Travel Agent $15.55
First Line Supervisor of Food Preparation $18.02
Chef and Head Cook $24.70
Public Relations Specialist $27.55
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner $27.93
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Dietitian and Nutritionist $29.48
Food Service Manager $36.28
Chief Executive $84.55

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Culinary Arts J.R. Arnold High School
Culinary Arts Bay High School
Culinary Arts A. Crawford Mosley High School
Culinary Arts Rutherford School
Culinary Arts North Bay Haven
Hospitality and Tourism Bay High School
Hospitality and Tourism Rutherford School
Culinary Arts New Horizons Learning Center
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Business Administration Gulf Coast State CollegeFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Chef's Apprentice Northwest Florida State College
Culinary Arts Gulf Coast State CollegeNorthwest Florida State College
Culinary Management Gulf Coast State CollegeNorthwest Florida State College
Event Planning Northwest Florida State College
Food and Beverage Management Northwest Florida State College
Guest Services Specialist Northwest Florida State College
Hospitality and Tourism Gulf Coast State CollegeNorthwest Florida State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Hospitality & Tourism Management Florida State University (Bay County)
Recreation and Tourism Management Florida State University (Bay County)

See a complete list of Bay County Career Academies.

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IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

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.

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