Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Get a Taste of What's Ahead
Add some spice to life and see the world! If food and travel are your passion, a career in hospitality, tourism, and recreation could be right for you. Explore the business side of hotels, restaurants, and food service.
Which pathway is offered?
Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation—This pathway prepares students for success in hospitality and tourism by integrating various facets of the hospitality industry, including lodging, tourism, travel, and event planning. Students engage in practices and real-world experiences to support the learning experience related to industry such as organizational management, communication, and customer service/consumer behavior.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
Food Service Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:
Food Service Manager—$55,320/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
ACT National Career Readiness
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, February 26, 2021.
**Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.