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 Average Hourly Rate*
Hotel and Resort Desk Clerks $10.35
Retail Salesperson $12.73
Driver, Sales Worker $15.08
Cashier $9.62

NEXT

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Restaurant Cook $13.10
Recreation Worker $13.16
First Line Supervisor $16.71
Food Service Manager $25.37

LATER

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

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Dietician, Nutritionist $24.76
Market Research Analyst, Marketing Specialist $25.45

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program 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

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Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program 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

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

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

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