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Would you like to help people have fun—and get paid for it? Sunny beaches and cruises to faraway places can be included in the list of work environments for this cluster of jobs, as can exotic restaurants, Las Vegas dinner shows, and Disney World thrill rides.

Workers in the Hospitality and Tourism Cluster assist and deal with people who are looking for a relaxing vacation or a short get-away, even if it's only going out to dinner. This fun-filled cluster encompasses jobs at restaurants, resorts, theme parks, museums, hotels, and more—in the areas of management, marketing, food-service operation, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.

To begin an exciting journey of career discovery, click on the following pathways. Each will display a drop-down list of jobs; select a job and begin your exploration. Your dream job may be just a mouse-click away.

For even more insight, you can view videos of people who have found success and fulfillment in jobs in Hospitality and Tourism. Just click on the box on the right-hand side of this page, and you can find out about the rewards of working as a caterer, executive chef, hotel manager, food-service manager, and exhibits director. You also can learn about the duties, education, earnings, and projected outlook for each job featured. That's a lot of valuable information, easily available to help you build your own successful future.

Junior Achievement gratefully acknowledges the Destination and Travel Foundation, Tauck-Romano Innovative Philanthropy, Shop America Alliance, and the American Express Foundation for their support of the Hospitality and Tourism career section.


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