Hospitality & 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 and Hostess $11.03
Cook, Short Order $11.52
Food Preparation Worker $13.16
Cook, Institution & Cafeteria $13.46
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Baker $13.96
Butcher and Meat Cutter $16.83
First Line Supervisor of Food Preparation Service Workers $17.83
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner $20.34
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Food Service Manager $29.13
Dietitian-Nutritionist $30.03

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Culinary Arts Beulah Middle School
Culinary Arts Booker T. Washington High School
Culinary Arts Pine Forest High School
Culinary Arts Escambia High School
Culinary Arts Northview High School
Culinary Arts Ernest Ward MIddle School
Culinary Arts Pensacola High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Baking and Pastry Arts George Stone Technical College
Baking and Pastry Specialist Pensacola State College
Culinary Arts Pensacola State College
Culinary Management Pensacola State College
Event Planning Management Pensacola State College
Food and Beverage Management Pensacola State College
Guest Services Specialist Pensacola State College
Hospitality and Tourism Pensacola State College
Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality George Stone Technical College
Rooms Division Management Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Global Hospitality and Tourism Management University of West Florida
Health Sciences University of West Florida

Find Out More

To find out more about Middle and High School Career Academies in Escambia County, please contact Steven Harrell at 850-469-5357, or submit this form:

To find about more about Next and Later education and traning programs, please contact our partners.

See the full list of Escambia County Career Academies or for more information about career and technical education in Escambia County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.

Explore other careers in the area…

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (Energy)

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Aviation and Engineering

Business, Professional and Financial Services

Construction and Architecture

Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Health Sciences


Public Service and Education

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.