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
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Food Service Manager was $55,320 in 2019
while Lodge Managers earned a median salary of $54,430 in 2019.1
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.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Food Service Managers,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/food-service-managers.htm (visited June 19, 2020).