Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Get a Taste of What's Ahead
Add some spice to life and see the world! If food and travel are your passion, a career in hospitality, tourism, and recreation could be right for you. Explore the business side of hotels, restaurants, and food service.
Which pathways are offered?
Hospitality and Tourism—This pathway teaches students about careers in the hospitality and travel industry, including lodging, tourism, and event planning. Students learn about the importance of organizational management, communication, consumer behavior, and customer service.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Food Service Manager
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
- Food Service Manager—$56,590 /year
- Lodging Manager—$56,670/year
- Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner—$51,560/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Microsoft®️ Office Specialist
- Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 9, 2021.