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Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism is Montana’s second largest sector that consistently provides many opportunities for workers entering the workforce or looking to change their current career path.

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Associate Degree/Certificate

These professions require a Certificate or an Associate Degree.
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Restaurant Manager

  • Average Salary:  $58,860
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Much faster than average
  • Annual Openings:  High
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  • Average Salary:  $26,850 - $47,950
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Average
  • Annual Openings:  Very high

Bachelor's Degree

With a Bachelor’s degree is typically needed for these career options.
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Hotel & Motel Manager

  • Average Salary:  $48,940
  • Job Growth (10 yr): Much faster than average
  • Annual Openings:  Moderate
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Meeting & Convention Planner 

  • Average Salary:  $43,070
  • Job Growth (10 yr):  Much faster than average
  • Annual Openings:  Moderate

Make Your Way Into Hospitality & Tourism

Whether you’re just exploring in high school, still undecided as a college student, or an adult who is wondering if this field is right for you, you can take steps today to enter the hospitality & tourism field. Find out what you can do no matter where you are.
  • Culinary Arts
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • ProStart
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Accounting
  • Senior Year Math
  • Communication/Public Speaking
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Intro to Business
  • Life Skills/Prep for Life
  • Career Planning
  • Personal Finance
  • Parks, Tourism, & Recreation
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Food Service Management
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  • Industry Job Shadow
  • Hospitality Apprenticeships/Internships
  • Travel Internships
  • Work the School Concession Stand or Food Service
  • Summer Job in Culinary, Hospitality, or Tourism
  • Food Bank Volunteer
  • Chefs and Head Cook
  • Hotel Manager
  • Food Service Manager
  • Gaming Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Concierge
  • Food & Beverage Supervisor
  • Resort Manager
  • Tour/Recreation Guide

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