In the past, students who were interested in stellar culinary or hospitality programs
would look to four-year universities to supply the necessary training to launch a successful career. However, community colleges have recognized the rise in popularity of these professions and have responded to the call with state-of-the-art facilities to rival any university.
If you are interested in a career in the hospitality industry, be inspired by what these top community colleges across the country have to offer.
Career Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry
· Arts, entertainment and recreation
· Food service and drinking places
· Hotels and other accommodations
The BLS predicts that job opportunities
will be plentiful in both the food service and hotel category, due to the prevalence of young people within the industry and the high turnover rate. They also estimate that in 2008, there were approximately 546,000 privately owned food and drinking establishments across the United States and more than 64,000 places providing an assortment of accommodation options. In addition, many hotels offer their own restaurants, with chefs and support staff working directly within the hotel industry.
According to the BLS, jobs in the hotel industry are expected to grow at a rate of approximately 5% between 2008 and 2018. Food service jobs are expected to grow by 8% within the same time frame. While many individuals gain employment in these industries right out of high school
, additional training provides a competitive edge, as
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