Types of Jobs

Hospitality and tourism workers help people enjoy vacations and entertainment activities. You might work at a restaurant, resort, sports arena, theme park, museum, or hotel.

Jobs include Chefs, Waiters, Dishwashers, Bartenders, Animal Trainers, Lodging or Restaurant Manager, Desk Clerk, Housekeeper, Tour Guide, or Travel Agent.

You might manage operations of a college cafeteria, guide high school students on a trip to Spain, or rent equipment at a recreation center.


  • Lodging
  • Recreation, Amusements and Attractions
  • Restaurants and Food and Beverage Services
  • Travel and Tourism

Local Job Shadow Options

  • Local Hotels and B&B’s
  • Local Restaurants
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • The Elks Visitors Center
  • Local Travel Agents

Elk/Cameron County Locals

View the videos from local folks to learn more about this career

General Manager:
Meredith Bon
Hoss’s Steak and Sea House

Owner, Cook, Manager:
Karen & Andrew Mohney
​Tablespoons Cafe


Assessing what you like and things you do can lead you to a career field.

Does this sound like you?
  • Plan and participate in school activities or school trips
  • Vacation and explore other areas often
  • Enjoy cooking and baking for your family and friends
  • Participate in sports
  • Exercise Daily
  • Enjoy outdoor recreational activities
  • Read about other countries and cultures​
Are these your favorite subjects?
  • English
  • Geography
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Psychology
How do you spend your spare time?

Consider these local opportunities to expand your skills in this field.

  • DECA Club, FBLA Club, 4-H Club
  • Join a committee to plan an event.
  • Start or Join a Book Club
  • Help local businesses cater events within the community.
  • Work as a student assistant in the school lunch program.
  • Plan and cook meals for family, friends, or neighborhood events.
  • Take a part-time job in a restaurant, amusement center, or hotel.
  • Plan a family vacation.
Challenges, Camps, Workshops & More!

Local Post-Secondary Education / Trainings

  • Business Administration (AS)
  • Business Management (AS)
  • ​Office Admin Executive (AS)
  • Hospitality Management (BS)
  • ​Business Managment (BS)
  • International Affairs (BS)
  • Sport and Recreation Management (BS)
  • Business Administration (AS/BS)
  • Business Admin (AS)
  • Athletic Training (BS)
  • Human Resource (BS)
  • Management (BS)
  • Marketing (BS)
  • Modern Languages (BS)
  • Nutrition & Fitness (BS)
  • Sociology (BS)
  • Sport Management (BS)
  • Theatre (BFA/BS)
  • Culinary
  • Culinary Arts & Food Management