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Graduates of tourism courses may seek employment in a wide variety of operational, management and team member roles in a range of travel agency, hotel, restaurant venue settings, which means your day-to-day responsibilities will vary, depending on the role you take on.
If you work as a travel agent or tourism adviser, you may perform tasks such as:
If you work in hospitality or venue management, you might perform tasks like:
Roles you may choose to take on include working as a:
You’ll thrive working in tourism if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts strong growth in job opportunities for tourism consultants over the next decade, predicting the profession will grow to employ approximately 7,000 more people by 2020.
Currently employing approximately 25,600 people, the tourism sector is predicted to grow to employ approximately 32,900 people by 2020. Employment opportunities in the profession have grown steadily for the past decade and are likely to continue rising at the same rate for the next decade.
According to PayScale, a travel consultant can expect to earn on average between $29,000 and $55,000 per year, with an annual average salary of $43,000. PayScale notes that earning capacity for consultants increases sharply in the first five years of their career, with entry-level consultants earning on average approximately $9,000 per year less than people with five to 10 years of professional experience.
PayScale also notes that a hospitality manager can expect to earn between $41,000 and $75,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $53,000, and notes that approximately 40 per cent of hospitality managers have more than 10 years of experience in the industry, indicating many employees choose to build a career in hospitality.