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*
Food Preparation Worker $10.90
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria $12.26
Cooks (Short Order) $13.09
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Baker $13.41
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner $15.15
First Line Supervisor $17.29
Supervisor $17.29
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Dietitian-Nutritionist $24.76
Food Service Manager $25.37

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/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 Beulah High School
Culinary Arts Ernest Ward High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Culinary Arts Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Culinary Management Pensacola State College
Event and Planning Management Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Food and Beverages Management Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Guest Services Management Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Hospitality & Tourism Management Pensacola State College
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality George Stone Technical Center
Rooms Division Management Technical Certificate Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Global Hospitality and Tourism Management University of West Florida
Health Sciences George Stone Technical CenterUniversity of West Florida

*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.


For more information about career and technical education in Okaloosa County middle and high schools, please visit Escambia County Schools Workforce Education.


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