10. Hospitality and Tourism
The good news for lodging and tourism majors is that employment projections for this industry are mostly favorable. The bad news is, the pay you can expect to earn with this degree can range from okay to downright horrible.
Let’s start with hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks: Employment in these fields is expected to increase by as much as 13% from 2012 to 2022, but the median annual wage was only $20,400. Meanwhile, jobs for lodging managers are only supposed to rise 1.4% during the decade, and the median annual wage for this profession is a mere $46,830. Travel agents are expected to see a 12.1% drop in employment during the same decade, and open jobs for travel guides are only expected to increase 3.6%
A bachelor’s degree (from Middle Latin baccalaureus) or baccalaureate (from Modern Latin baccalaureatus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years (depending on institution and academic discipline).
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