Put your career plan into play.

That's what professionals on the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation career pathway do every day. If you like the idea of mixing business and pleasure, you can follow this path to a rewarding career where you'll literally create excitement for a living.

The Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation pathway leads to three different journeys. For people interested in the healthy side of eating, there's Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition; for those who'd rather focus on the fun side of food, there's Food Service and Hospitality; and for people who want to help folks enjoy their holiday, there's Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation.

Studies on this pathway will focus on technical knowledge, combined with hands-on and work-based instruction designed to let you jump right into the work force...or continue your education if that's what you want. Either way, this pathway can lead you to a career where every day seems like a vacation.

How much can you make?

Recreation Workers$9.36 - $14.16
Food Service Managers$19.42 - $27.49
Meeting and Convention Planners$18.41 - $29.91
Lodging Managers$18.33 - $32.01
Chefs and Head Cooks$16.44 - $27.03

Additional Resources

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