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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Cashier $9.67
Driver, Sales Worker $14.02
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks $9.51
Retail Salesperson $12.41

NEXT

Requires 2-4 years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
First Line Supervisor $15.53
Food Service Manager $36.12
Recreation Worker $14.65
Restaurant Cook $12.04

LATER

Requires 4 or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience

Job 2016 Avg Hourly Rate
Dietician, Nutritionist $25.33
Market Research Analyst, Marketing Specialist $22.36

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Culinary Arts Academy Gulf Breeze Middle School
King Middle School
Central School
Jay High School
Milton High School
Pace High School
Culinary Arts Locklin Tech
Hospitality and Tourism Academy Milton High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Commercial Food and Culinary Arts Locklin Tech
A.S. Culinary Management
A.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management
A.S. Recreation Technology
Pensacola State College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B.S. Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management
B.S.B.A. Marketing
University of West Florida

Salary information source: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016