Hospitality and Tourism Cluster

This career cluster prepares for careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

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Hospitality & Tourism At-A-Glance

Typical High School Classes

  • Human Food Nutrition and Wellness
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Culinary Skills
  • ProStart /Food Safety
  • Entrepreneurship

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Get involved with these organizations that support Hospitality and Tourism!

Skills USA
FCCLA
DECA
FBLA

H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Baker – $18,550
Travel Agents – $26,587
Food Handler – $19,100
Lodging Manager – $43,934
Concierges – $21,984
Chefs – $25,446
Cooks, short order – $18,860
Tour Guides – $20,328
Food Service Manager – $36,824
Supervisors – Janitorial and Housekeeper – $24,958

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

 

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
BUSINESS, MARKETING, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHER
CULINARY ARTS AND MANAGEMENT
FACILITIES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE TEACHER
FOOD HANDLER
FOOD PROTECTION MANAGER
FOOD SAFETY MANAGER
FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
FOOD SERVICE AND DIETARY MANAGEMENT
FOOD SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT
MEETING AND EVENT PLANNING
PARKS, RECREATION, FITNESS AND LEISURE STUDIES
SALES AND MARKETING
TRAVEL AND TROURISM

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

Entrepreneurship is a career choice!

Start your own business!