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, Institution and Cafeteria $11.66
Cook, Fast Food $9.64
Food Preparation Worker $9.74
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Baker $12.75
Butcher and Meat Cutter $13.81
First Line Supervisor of Food Preparation $17.38
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Food Services Manager $31.03
Chief Executive $68.37

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Culinary Arts Bethlehem High School
Culinary Arts Holmes County High School
Culinary Arts Ponce de Leon High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Culinary Arts Gulf Coast State College
Culinary Management Gulf Coast State College
Hospitality and Tourism Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Hospitality and Tourism 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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