(Foodservice Management & Hotel Management)
The nation’s dynamic lodging industry generates over $100 billion in yearly sales, employs over 2 million people and creates 100,000 new jobs each year.
A wide variety of career opportunities exist in convention, resort, luxury and motor hotels as well as in new lodging concepts such as all-suite hotels, bed-and-breakfast inns and geriatric care facilities.
Foodservice is the second largest retail industry in the nation.
Because the demand for qualified personnel is much greater than the supply, the daily responsibilities of many food service managers can be as complicated as some of the meals prepared by a fine chef. In addition to the traditional duties of selecting and pricing menu items, using food and other supplies efficiently and achieving quality in food preparation and service, managers are also responsible for a growing number of administrative and human resource tasks.
If you're up to the challenge, you'll find an abundance of opportunities in restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, conference centers, air and cruise lines, schools and colleges, and health care upon completing one of our programs. Explore our certificate and degree options to see which fit is best for you!
A comfortable room, good food, and a helpful staff can make being away from home an enjoyable experience for both vacationing families and business travelers. While most lodging managers work in traditional hotels and motels, some work in other lodging establishments, such as camps, inns, boardinghouses, dude ranches, and recreational resorts. In full-service hotels, lodging managers help their guests have a pleasant stay by providing many of the comforts of home, including cable television, fitness equipment, and voice mail, as well as specialized services such as health spas. For business travelers, lodging managers often schedule available meeting rooms and electronic equipment, including slide projectors and fax machines.
Hotels increasingly emphasize specialized training.Job opportunities in hotel management are expected to be best for persons with college degrees in hotel or restaurant management.