If you’re looking for a career in the hospitality industry, a hospitality management degree is a great place to start. There are many jobs you can get with this type of degree, and each one offers its own unique set of challenges and rewards. In this blog post, we will discuss seven of the top jobs you can get with a hospitality management degree. We’ll also talk about what makes these jobs so great, and what kind of training and experience you need to qualify for them. So, if you’re ready to start your journey into the world of hospitality, read on!

Job #1

Hospitality Headhunter: A hospitality headhunter is responsible for recruiting and placing employees in hospitality positions. This job requires excellent people skills, as you’ll need to be able to find and assess candidates for a variety of different positions. You will also need to have a good knowledge of the hospitality industry, as you’ll need to be able to match candidates with the right jobs. This isn’t always the best entry level career for those with hospitality management degrees, but it isn’t out of the question either.

Job #2

Hospitality Trainer: A hospitality trainer is responsible for providing training and development programs for hospitality employees. This job requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as you’ll need to be able to develop and deliver training programs that are both effective and engaging. You’ll also need to have a good knowledge of the hospitality industry, as you’ll need to be able to provide relevant and up-to-date training materials. This career path will have a good mix of hands-on work and material training material creating and management behind the scenes.

Job #3

Hospitality Consultant: A hospitality consultant is responsible for providing advice and guidance to businesses in the hospitality industry. This job requires excellent problem-solving skills, as you’ll need to be able to identify and solve problems that businesses are facing. You’ll also need to have a good knowledge of the hospitality industry and the state of the economy. You will need to be able to provide expert consultation on things like maintaining food cost and marketing. Often this isn’t the first job you will get with your hospitality management degree as it requires years of experience in the industry to provide sound advice to other hospitality business owners.

Job #4

Hospitality Sales Manager: A hospitality sales manager is responsible for managing and developing a sales team. This job requires excellent people skills, as you will need to be able to manage and motivate a team of salespeople. You will need to be able to identify and target potential customers that have an interest in large bookings such as corporations and trade show organizations and teach your staff how to close deals with these types of clients. Hospitality management grads with previous sales experience can slide right into these types of roles and hit the ground running.

Job #5

Restaurant Manager: A restaurant manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a restaurant. This job requires excellent people skills, as you will need to be able to manage and motivate a team of employees of which many are entry level. You will need to be able to identify and solve problems that businesses are facing such as staffing, food costs and food quality.  You will even need to be able to interact with customers and handle complaints. You need to be able to fill in for pretty much any position in the restaurant should it be required. This is an excellent way to get the knowledge and experience needed to move on to other more senior roles in the hospitality industry.

Job #6

Hospitality Event Planner: A hospitality event planner is responsible for planning and executing events for businesses in the hospitality industry. This job requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as you will need to be able to develop and execute events that are both successful and memorable. You will need to be able to identify and contact potential customers as well as the best external vendors for these customers should you not have every service needed in-house. This is the type of job that many hospitality management grads start with.

Job #7

Guest Relations Manager: A guest relations manager is responsible for ensuring that guests have a positive experience at a hospitality business. This job requires excellent customer service skills as you will need to be able to resolve any issues that guests may have. You will need to be able to provide relevant and up-to-date information to guests on current promotions etc. This is another job that many hospitality management grads start with. It allows them the opportunity to have honest interactions with customers, which is something that is needed for just about every hospitality career.

There are many amazing jobs in the hospitality industry that are very challenging and rewarding. Are you graduating with a hospitality management degree? Having trouble deciding what you want to do? Reach out to hospitality headhunter and we are happy to help determine the best path for you!

Kelly Kuhlmann
Witten By Kelly Kuhlmann

Kelly Kuhlmann is Founder and Chief Recruiting Partner of Hospitality Headhunter. Kelly has over 30 years in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry at all levels, and has been one of the Largest Restaurant Franchisees in the United States.