Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism

The relaxed atmosphere of a restaurant or resort depends on the teamwork and talents of hospitality professionals. This program provides an immersive education in the industry’s preferred practices and technologies. You’ll have the chance to network with local hospitality industry leaders and could even study abroad in exotic destinations.

ACC’s Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

    Hourly Wage: $17.42

    Currently Employed: 7535

    Projections:

    7535 people are employed as First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers. This number is expected to increase by 9.45% over the next four years.

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  • Set and Exhibit Designers

    Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

    Hourly Wage: $17.84

    Currently Employed: 126

    Projections:

    126 people are employed as Set and Exhibit Designers. This number is expected to increase by 9.52% over the next four years.

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  • Park Naturalists

    Plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.

    Hourly Wage: $27.21

    Currently Employed: 458

    Projections:

    458 people are employed as Park Naturalists. This number is expected to increase by 5.9% over the next four years.

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  • Food Service Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

    Hourly Wage: $20.61

    Currently Employed: 2192

    Projections:

    2192 people are employed as Food Service Managers. This number is expected to increase by 7.89% over the next four years.

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  • Lodging Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

    Hourly Wage: $23.67

    Currently Employed: 222

    Projections:

    222 people are employed as Lodging Managers. This number is expected to increase by 5.41% over the next four years.

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  • Sales Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

    Hourly Wage: $59.29

    Currently Employed: 2529

    Projections:

    2529 people are employed as Sales Managers. This number is expected to increase by 7.12% over the next four years.

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  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

    Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

    Hourly Wage: $22.32

    Currently Employed: 1142

    Projections:

    1142 people are employed as Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners. This number is expected to increase by 8.32% over the next four years.

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  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

    Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.

    Hourly Wage: $36.39

    Currently Employed: 6204

    Projections:

    6204 people are employed as Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists. This number is expected to increase by 10.25% over the next four years.

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  • Travel Agents

    Plan and sell transportation and accommodations for travel agency customers. Determine destination, modes of transportation, travel dates, costs, and accommodations required. May also describe, plan, and arrange itineraries and sell tour packages. May assist in resolving clients' travel problems.

    Hourly Wage: $17.26

    Currently Employed: 432

    Projections:

    432 people are employed as Travel Agents. This number is expected to increase by 3.7% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.