The beautiful settings and relaxed atmosphere may seem effortless. But the seamless function of a hotel, restaurant, resort, cruise line, or travel agency depends on the hard work and expertise of a full team of hospitality professionals. At Austin Community College’s Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism Program you’ll be immersed in the hospitality industry’s preferred technology and business practices. You’ll also gain organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving expertise while benefiting from informative guest speakers and opportunities to network with local hospitality industry leaders.
With opportunities almost anywhere — including some of the most beautiful and exotic destinations in the world — a career in hospitality boasts flexible and steadily growing job possibilities. Your degree in ACC’s Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Tourism Program will qualify you for work at a wide range of establishments with competitive starting salaries.
Assist patrons at hotel, apartment, or office building with personal services. May take messages, arrange or give advice on transportation, business services or entertainment, or monitor guest requests for housekeeping and maintenance.
412 Concierges are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 7.52 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 217 Currently
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.
217 Lodging Managers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 6.45 % over the next four years.
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Hourly Wage 1110 Currently
Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.
1110 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 9.19 % over the next four years.
Tour Guides and Escorts
Hourly Wage 199 Currently
Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
199 Tour Guides and Escorts are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 11.56 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 16 Currently
Plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.
16 Travel Guides are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 12.5 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 428 Currently
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.
428 Travel Agents are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 3.74 % over the next four years.
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
Hourly Wage 1512 Currently
Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.
1512 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 12.63 % over the next four years.
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
Hourly Wage 420 Currently
Make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets, contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information.
420 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 4.76 % over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
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