Reasons to Pursue a Career in Hospitality Management
You may have heard that getting into hospitality management is fun and exciting, and it’s all true. But, while each and every day brings something new, fun, and exciting, it is also a career choice that can be incredibly challenging. There is no doubt that hospitality management is on the rise, and for very good reasons. If you’re undecided about whether or not to pursue a career in hospitality management, here are five reasons that may sway your mind.
#1 It’s a Rewarding Career Choice
While there is no denying that the shifts can be long and tiring, you’ll rarely find an employee who hates their job. In short, your job is all about people. In fact, your job is all about making people happy, and if you’re passionate about working with all types of people of various backgrounds and cultures, you’ll find this job interesting and satisfying. By finding out that your guests had a brilliant stay after receiving positive reviews, you’ll have a sense of job satisfaction – there is no better feeling than the feeling of success.
#2 World-Wide Employment Opportunities
If you think that hospitality management is limited to running hotels, you’re wrong. A course in hospitality management opens doors to many national and international opportunities with options that are unlimited. The job opportunities include everything from becoming a bed and breakfast or lodge accommodation manager, catering manager, sports facility manager, tour operator, wedding and events planning manager, fast food restaurant manager, concierge, catering manager, hotel manager, public house manager, and a restaurant manager to even managing game farms. And, these jobs are not limited to working in South Africa. When it comes to the world of hospitality, the world is your oyster, and you should be able to find work in places like Dubai, Las Vegas, London, or on a super yacht in France or even America.
#3 It’s a Recession-Proof Career Choice
Did you know that the travel and tourism industry is the 21st century’s fastest growing industry? There is not one person that does not aim for a career that can offer stable employment choices, especially in today’s downturned economy. It makes no difference whether the economy is down or up, local and international individuals and tour groups will always have the need to travel to South Africa, for business or pleasure.
Now that you have a better idea of what you can do with a hospitality management course, your next move is to find a highly accredited school, such as the Capital Hotel School in Pretoria. In operation for nearly two decades, we have achieved an outstanding reputation for training and providing the South African hospitality industry with many outstanding managers and employees.
At the Capital Hotel School, we offer a full-time City & Guilds Hospitality Management (2-year) course that covers everything required to be successful in this exciting career. To learn more about our full-time course and accreditations, chat with us today. However, if you would like to find out more about our facilities, come to our open day on the 19th of May 2018.