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*
Resort, Desk Clerk $10.34
Food Preparation Worker $10.82
Cook, Fast Food $11.37
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
First Line Supervisor of Food Preparation $17.36
Meeting, Convention & Event Planner $19.32
Chef & Head Cooks $23.07
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Dietician, Nutritionist $24.76
Food Service Manager $28.07
Chief Executive $68.43

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs


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Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution/School
A.S. Culinary Management Pensacola State College
A.S. Hospitality and Tourism ManagementPensacola State College
A.S. Recreation TechnologyPensacola State College
Commercial Food and Culinary ArtsLocklin Technical College
Culinary Arts & HospitalityOkaloosa Technical College
Culinary Arts Technical CertificatePensacola State College
Culinary ArtsGulf Coast State College
Culinary ManagementGulf Coast State College
Culinary ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Culinary ManagementPensacola State College
Culinary/HospitalityGulf Coast State College
Event and Planning Management Technical CertificatePensacola State College
Food and Beverages Management Technical CertificatePensacola State College
Guest Services Management Technical CertificatePensacola State College
Hospitality & Tourism ManagementPensacola State College
Hospitality & TourismNorthwest Florida State College
Hospitality and TourismGulf Coast State College
Hospitality and TourismNorthwest Florida State College
Leisure Services ManagementGulf Coast State College
Professional Culinary Arts & HospitalityGeorge Stone Technical Center
Rooms Division Management Technical CertificatePensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution/School
B.S. Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort ManagementUniversity of West Florida
B.S.B.A. Marketing
Global Hospitality & Tourism ManagementUniversity of West Florida
Global Hospitality and Tourism ManagementUniversity of West Florida
Health PromotionUniversity of West Florida
Health SciencesUniversity of West Florida
Health SciencesGeorge Stone Technical CenterUniversity of West Florida
Hospitality & Tourism ManagementFlorida State University (Bay County)
Hospitality and TourismFlorida State University (Bay County)

Northwest Florida Career Pathways provides a broad snapshot of the job titles and average hourly rate for the noted eight participating Counties. Please select a county for the applicable county specific job title/average hourly rate and training programs in each geographic area.

*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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