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Job Opportunities Increasing for Hotel Management


espite recent hard economic times, consumers worldwide are returning

to international travel and vacationing in part to the strong industry marketing ef- forts that have made it more affordable. This increase in consumer confidence is producing an explosive need for more qualified professionals possessing a hos- pitality management degree. In fact, job opportunities in the tourism industry for hotel management alone are predicted to increase by 17 percent through the com- ing decade according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now is the time to go to school to capitalize on this.

Convenient Study Offered Online

The Internet has created a more effi-

cient source for distance learning than has ever existed before. All prestigious uni- versities offering hospitality management degrees have developed online study pro- grams making it quite easy for people to choose this as their method for obtaining the skills needed for a successful career. This feature is especially important for many people who need to maintain their present employment but have a yearning desire to better their career opportunities in the hospitality management industry.

What Areas of Study Are Available Online

There are an incredible amount of di-

versified management career opportuni- ties within the travel and hospitality man- agement industry. These can include hotel and resort management, hotel security, business and finance management, food and beverage management, plus many specialized areas (usually found at large operations) where specific skills are need- ed. It is important to note that many online hospitality degree programs are quite fo- cused and will vary from one school to another, One school may specialize offer- ing course focused on resort management while another may be specifically de-


Learn at Your Own Pace

Learning online is incredibly conve-

nient – especially in this world where lap- top computers are becoming as common- place as cell phones now are. You can take you “school” with you wherever you go when gaining Internet access at cafes, li- braries, hotels and other places where the public has access. The degree program you choose online can also be convenient- ly open with no work deadlines allowing students to complete assignments at their


signed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a quali- fied food and beverage services director. You should decide what area of interest you would like to pursue before making a search for what online hospitality man- agement program in which to enroll. Also, decide on what depth of education you wish to obtain. There are hospitality man- agement programs that offer a certificate and then ones that lead to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in hospitality manage- ment.

own pace. This is important for working individuals and may well suit people al- ready employed in the industry looking to advance their career path.

Go Get That Job

As stated previously, there are a great

many different types of jobs available in the industry including: n Hotel/Resort General Manager n Hotel/Resort Assistant Manager n Food and Beverage Manager n Convention/Event Planning n Front Office Business Manager n Marketing and Sales Director n Physical Facilities Supervisor n Reservations Supervisor n Entertainment Activities Supervisor And much more since the larger the in-

stitution, the more management opportu- nities present themselves in a greater fo- cused need, for example, Spa Manager for institutions offering services like health and beauty facilities.

Go for the Bucks

According to data collected from pay-, a professional with an associ- ate’s degree who has a minimum amount of industry experience can expect an aver- age annual salary around $40,000. An in- dividual with an associate’s degree can start a career as an assistant manager and, with additional experience and education, can one day pull down a six-figure in- come.

Online hospitality management cours-

es have become popular since the travel and hospitality industries continue un- precedented growth. These opportunities will continue to be quite “hot” in the near future. Taking advantage of these oppor- tunities by selecting an online course for study can lead to a highly financial and personally rewarding career.



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