StudentsReview ™ :: Hospitality Degrees

-or-
Search for Colleges by Region
 

or within distance of city





  Who's got the Best (variable)?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


Career in Hospitality

The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry. The hospitality industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. A hospitality unit such as a restaurant, hotel, or an amusement park consists of multiple groups such as facility maintenance, direct operations (servers, housekeepers, porters, kitchen workers, bartenders, management, marketing, and human resources etc.).

Usage rate, or its inverse "vacancy rate", is an important variable for the hospitality industry. Just as a factory owner would wish a productive asset to be in use as much as possible (as opposed to having to pay fixed costs while the factory is not producing), so do restaurants, hotels, and theme parks seek to maximize the number of customers they "process" in all sectors. This led to formation of services with the aim to increase usage rate provided by hotel consolidators. Information about required or offered products are brokered on business networks used by vendors as well as purchasers.

In looking at various industries, "barriers to entry" by newcomers and competitive advantages between current players are very important. Among other things, hospitality industry players find advantage in old classics (location), initial and ongoing investment support (reflected in the material upkeep of facilities and the luxuries located therein), and particular themes adopted by the marketing arm of the organization in question (for example at theme restaurants). Also very important are the characteristics of the personnel working in direct contact with the customers. The authenticity, professionalism, and actual concern for the happiness and well-being of the customers that is communicated by successful organizations is a clear competitive advantage.

TitleAverage AnnuallyTop 10% AnnuallyLodging Manager$55k/annually$92k/annuallyGaming Manager$73k/annually$117k/annuallyFood Service Manager$53k/annually$82k/annuallyEvent Planner$50k/annually$79k/annuallyTravel Agent$37k/annually$57k/annuallyTour Director$26k/annually$37k/annuallyHead Chef$46k/annually$74k/annually
Hospitality Management
Hospitality Courses
Hospitality Careers

Schools that offer Bachelors for hospitality

MA → American International College
Summary Information Professors

Comments on AIC
Getting In
$30.0k
WV → American Public University System
Summary Information Professors

Comments on APUS
Getting In
$6.4k
NC → Appalachian State University
Summary Information Professors

Comments on ASU
Getting In
$18.7k
AR → Arkansas Tech University
Summary Information Professors

Comments on ATU
Getting In
$10.4k
OH → Ashland University
Summary Information Professors

Comments on Ashland
Getting In
$29.8k
AL → Auburn University
Summary Information Professors

Comments on Auburn
Getting In
$26.4k
MA → Becker College
Summary Information Professors

Comments on Becker
Getting In
$31.5k
MA → Boston University
Summary Information Professors

Comments on BU
Getting In
$44.9k
OH → Bowling Green State University
Summary Information Professors

Comments on BGSU
Getting In
$18.0k
HI → Brigham Young University Hawaii
Summary Information Professors

Comments on BYUH
Getting In
$4.8k

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools