According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be best for candidates who have experience and a bachelor’s degree in meeting and event management, hospitality, or tourism management.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for meeting, convention, and event planners was $51,560 in May 2020. For information specific to one of the following occupations, check out the BLS occupational outlook handbook on Hospitality and Catering.
Here are some occupations within Hospitality and Catering:
- Restaurant and food services managers
- Lodging Managers
- Meeting, convention, and event planners
- Chefs and Cooks
- Food and Beverage Servers
- Food Preparation Workers