Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-477-0
# of Pages: 356
# of Volumes: 1
Print List Price: $125
e-ISBN: 978-1-61925-482-4
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Careers in Hospitality & Tourism

Editor: Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD.
April 2014

Merging scholarship with occupational development, this single comprehensive guidebook provides hospitality and tourism students and readers alike with the necessary insight into potential careers, and provides instruction on what job seekers can expect in terms of training, advancement, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, relevant associations, and more.

Careers in Hospitality & Tourism contains 25 alphabetically arranged chapters describing specific fields of interest in hospitality and tourism. These chapters provide a current overview and a future outlook of specific occupations in these industries.

This title examines 25 occupations in hospitality and tourism which encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants, lodging, attractions, recreation events and other travel related services. Careers covered in the text include topics such as:

  • Pilot
  • Sailor
  • Travel Agent
  • Bartender
  • Event Planner
  • Property & Real Estate Manager
  • Recreational Program Director
  • Chef
  • Cosmetologist
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Florist
  • Gardener
  • Hotel Manager
  • Interior Designer

Chapters provide an inside-look at the center options within a particular profession, including: 

  • Overview: Sphere of Work
  • A Day in the Life
  • Work Environment: Physical, Human, Technological
  • Education & Training: Schooling, Licensing, Adult Job Seekers
  • Earning & Advancement
  • Areas with the Highest Employment Levels
  • Employment Outlook
  • Associations & Business Contacts to Jumpstart Networking

Careers in Hospitality & Tourism
is enhanced with numerous charts and tables, including projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and median annual salaries or wages for those occupations profiled. Each chapter also notes those skills that can be applied across broad occupation categories. Interesting enhancements, like Fun Facts, Famous Firsts, and dozens of photos, add depth to the discussion. A highlight of each chapter is 'Conversation With' – a two-page interview with a professional working in a related job. The respondents share their personal career paths, detail potential for career advancement, offer advice for students, and include a “try this” for those interested in embarking on a career in their profession.

Careers in Hospitality & Tourism is specifically designed for a high school and undergraduate audience and is edited to align with secondary or high school curriculum standards. 

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