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People in the hotel and lodging sector make sure that guest accommodations are pleasant, comfortable, and that everything in the hotel runs smoothly. The range of opportunities and the locations of workplaces are enormous. In the U.S. alone, there are over 60,000 establishments from the small boutique hotels to the internationally famous resorts.

In the restaurant and food service sector you can go from an entry-level position like prep chef to running your own kitchen as an executive chef at a five star establishment! This sector is one of the nation's largest employers. Many young adults start their work lives in this sector but with a little hard work and/or additional education, a rewarding career path is also available.

Training for food service managers is available through industry-sponsored seminars; short-term, subject-specific certificate programs; or Associate and Bachelor's degree programs in management.