Career Journeys in Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism is one of 16 industry clusters that the U.S. Department of Labor tracks.  It provides jobs on airlines and in the hotel industry, in restaurants, in travel bureaus, on cruise ships and even with travel magazines. Learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s industry clusters and their economic outlook. Adults using these resources to help students explore careers may also find it helpful to use the Career Journeys Supplemental Materials we’ve prepared for teachers and counselors.

Learning hospitality from the ground up

For Carrie Wakinekona, Director of Quality Assurance & Training at Nemacolin Woodlands, hospitality is about helping people.

People skills lead to career in Human Resources

As a Human Resources Specialist in International Recruiting for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Jean Mervius relies on people skills and problem-solving ability, among other things.

Helping people plan their travels

Amy Kent, CTA is a Travel Agent with Dream Come True Vacations. She earned certifications to work in hospitality and tourism, an industry that enables her to work from home and keep flexible hours.

Executive Chef puts in long, late hours 

Being an Executive Chef and restaurateur like Jacqueline Schoedel may sound glamorous, but it really requires being humble enough to do every job and teach your staff.