Culinary Arts & Hospitality - Hospitality and Restaurant Management
If you want to spend your career making the most of other people's vacations, celebrations, and special occasions, a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Hospitality and Restaurant Management students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years) before entering the industry. Master's degrees are usually not necessary to rise to management positions in this industry, as work experience is oftentimes more sought after than education.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background, a high level of proficiency in interpersonal communication, and work experience in restaurants, bars, or hotels/resorts helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Hospitality And Restaurant Management Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management include:
- Food Service Manager
- Lodge Manager
- Caterer/Event Planner
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Food Service Manager was $55,320 in 2019 (1) while Lodging Managers earned a median salary of $54,430 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.