Career And College Prep

Hospitality, Tourism & 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.

Hospitality & Tourism—Students in this pathway learn how to enhance the guest experience. They may pursue careers that involve developing a heritage area for the enjoyment and education of visitors, creating guidebooks, planning trips and events, managing a customer’s travel plans, or overseeing a huge urban convention center.

Some of the jobs include:

  • Receptionist
  • Front desk supervisor
  • Reservations supervisor
  • Manager
  • Events manager
  • Sales, event planner
  • Tour guide
  • Tour operator
  • Tour and travel coordinator
  • Travel agent

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

Hospitality student packing cupcakes

**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)
  • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)