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, Short Order $11.19
Host & Hostess $11.82
Food Preparation Worker $12.22
Resort Desk Clerk $12.72
Cook, Restaurant $14.48
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Travel Agent $15.19
First Line Supervisor of Food Preparation $17.55
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner $20.21
Public Relations Specialist $23.65
Chef and Head Cook $31.16
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Food Service Manager $25.12
Dietitian and Nutritionist $30.91
Chief Executive $67.97

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Culinary Arts Chipley High School
Culinary Arts Vernon 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 & Tourism Management Florida State University (Bay County)Florida State University

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

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Business and Professional Services

Construction and Architecture

Distribution Logistics and Transportation

Engineering and Design

Health Sciences

Information Technology


Public Service and Education

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.