Hospitality Industry

Do you have great interpersonal and customer service skills? There are many jobs available in the hospitality industry and no two are alike! Most careers in this industry will directly involve ensuring guests comfort and satisfaction in the areas of food service, lodging or event planning.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks $10.35
Retail Salesperson $12.73
Driver, Sales Worker $15.08
Cashier $9.62
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Restaurant Cook $13.10
Recreation Worker $13.16
First Line Supervisor $16.71
Food Service Manager $25.37
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Dietician, Nutritionist $24.76
Market Research Analyst, Marketing Specialist $25.45

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Sports, Recreation & Entertainment Marketing Academy Gulf Breeze High School
Culinary Arts Academy King Middle School
Culinary Arts Academy Central School
Culinary Arts Academy Jay High School
Culinary Arts Academy Milton High School
Culinary Arts Academy Pace High School
Culinary Arts Locklin Technical College
Hospitality and Tourism Academy Gulf Breeze High School
Hospitality and Tourism Academy Gulf Breeze Middle School
Hospitality and Tourism Academy Milton High School
Hospitality and Tourism Academy Navarre High School
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality Locklin Technical College
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
A.S. Culinary Management Pensacola State College
A.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management Pensacola State College
A.S. Recreation Technology Pensacola State College
Commercial Food and Culinary Arts Locklin Technical College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
B.S. Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management University of West Florida
B.S.B.A. Marketing


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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