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*
Cook, Fast Food $10.51
Food Preparation Worker $10.78
Resort, Desk Clerk $11.06
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner $16.85
First Line Supervisor of Food Preparation $18.09
Chef and Head Cook $24.52
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Food Service Manager $26.12
Dietician, Nutritionist $29.29
Chief Executive $63.52

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
Administrative Office SpecialistFlorida Panhandle Technical College
Baking and Pastry ArtsGeorge Stone Technical College
Baking and Pastry SpecialistPensacola State College
Business AdministrationChipola College
Commercial Food and Culinary ArtsLocklin Technical College
Culinary Arts and HospitalityOkaloosa Technical College
Culinary ArtsGulf Coast State College
Culinary ArtsPensacola State College
Culinary ManagementGulf Coast State College
Culinary ManagementNorthwest Florida State College
Culinary ManagementPensacola State College
Event Planning ManagementPensacola State College
Food and Beverage ManagementPensacola State College
Guest Services SpecialistPensacola State College
Hospitality and TourismGulf Coast State College
Hospitality and TourismNorthwest Florida State College
Hospitality and TourismPensacola State College
Professional Culinary Arts and HospitalityGeorge Stone Technical College
Rooms Division ManagementPensacola 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
Business Administration/ManagementChipola College
Global Hospitality and Tourism ManagementUniversity of West Florida
Health Sciences/Health PromotionUniversity of West Florida
Health SciencesUniversity of West Florida
Hospitality & Tourism ManagementFlorida State University (Bay County)
Hospitality and Tourism ManagementFlorida State University (Bay County)
Hospitality, Recreation and Resort ManagementUniversity of West Florida

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.

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.

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