What jobs can you get with a hotel and restaurant management career diploma?
With a diploma in both hotel and restaurant management, you're prepared for a variety of careers in the hospitality and tourism industry! After graduating, you may qualify for jobs as a hotel manager, restaurant manager, venue event coordinator, and more.
What certifications are important in the hospitality industry?
There are a variety of certifications and credentials you can add to your hospitality resume depending on the career path you're interested in! Most of them aren't required to get a job in the field but can help you stand out from other applicants and enhance your industry knowledge. Some exams you may want to sit for after graduating from your program include:
- Certified Hospitality Supervisor
- Certificate in Foodservice Management
- Certificate in Hospitality Management
Additionally, for those working with food or as a restaurant manager, sitting for the ServSafe Food Handler certification can be helpful! While it's not required in every state, many do have health regulations that require workers in the food industry to have this certification. Once you complete your hotel and restaurant manager training with Penn Foster, you can take the exam at no additional cost!
What is the career outlook for the hotel and restaurant industry?
Jobs in the hotel and restaurant industry are expected to grow faster than average over the next decade. Some sectors of the hospitality industry, however, may see more growth than others and the industry includes a wide variety of career paths from hotel management to working at convention centers.
What are some important skills required for being a hotel or restaurant manager?
In order to be a successful manager in any field, it's important that you have strong leadership skills, great written and verbal communication, and sharp interpersonal skills. You'll be work with a wide assortment of coworkers and clients, so it's important to be able to communicate and help every individual effectively. Outside of people skills, you'll also want to be detail-oriented, organized, and have strong problem-solving skills.