The hospitality industry is a significant source of employment. From working in restaurants and hotels to planning lavish events, this field is filled with a diverse group of professionals.
As a hospitality industry leader, it’s essential to have one eye on the future. Keeping up with employment trends in your field can help you anticipate hiring needs. Here’s a look at a few popular hospitality jobs and their employment projections.
When guests stay at your hotel, motel, or another type of business with accommodations, you want to make sure they’re happy. A lodging manager is responsible for all aspects of the establishment, from ensuring staff maintains property standards — i.e., inspecting the grounds — to keeping the business profitable — i.e., setting room rates. Employment of lodging managers is expected to see little or no change from 2018 to 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Food Service Manager
A food service manager is responsible for all aspects of a dining establishment. These professionals do everything from hiring, training, and overseeing staff to ordering food and beverages, equipment, and supplies. Employment of food service managers is expected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, according to the BLS.
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Events and professional meetings require serious planning, which is where meeting, convention, and event planners come in. These professionals do everything from meeting with clients to learn about the events they’re hosting to soliciting bids from vendors and planning all aspects of the event. Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is expected to increase by 7% from 2018 to 2028, according to the BLS.
Waiters and Waitresses
When customers dine at a restaurant, they rely on waiters and waitresses to take their orders and serve their meals. The job also involves many other responsibilities, including setting up dining areas, refilling condiments, and stocking service areas. Employment of waiters and waitresses is expected to rise 6% from 2018 to 2028, according to the BLS.
Chefs and Head Cooks
Keeping a kitchen running smoothly is hard work, but chefs and head cooks are up to the challenge. These professionals do everything from overseeing kitchen staff and creating new recipes to ensuring kitchen safety standards are met. Employment of chefs and head cooks is expected to increase by 11% from 2018 to 2028.
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