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.
Which pathway is offered?
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.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Front desk supervisor
- Reservations supervisor
- 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.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**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)