Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A Hot Career in Honolulu: Hospitality Management

It's no surprise that tourism is Hawaii's biggest industry. Over 650,000 people visited the island in December 2006, according to Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. As the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu receives thousands of tourists every day who want comfortable hotels and delicious restaurants with friendly and reliable staff. If the thought of living in this sun-filled, Polynesian paradise tempts you, consider studying hospitality management at one of Honolulu's accredited schools.

AAS in Hospitality Management
To succeed in hospitality management, you need great people skills and a knack for problem solving. An AAS in hospitality management will provide you with professional preparation for a hospitality career and develop your customer service and leadership skills. Coursework typically includes subjects such as:

* Customer service
* Computer technology and software
* Management

By studying hospitality management in Honolulu, you'll have exposure to Hawaii's robust travel industry. You'll gain a competitive advantage as you develop the necessary skills for many jobs in the tourism and travel industry. You might qualify for jobs such as:

* Dining room supervisor
* Banquet manager
* Management trainee
* Food service director

Honolulu has much to offer visitors and tourists alike. On weekends, you'll be able to relax as you study on the beach or take advantage of the many recreational activities available in the city, including opera, theater, nightclubs, or shopping. You can also visit the natural wonders of the island--its rain forests, mountains, and beaches.

With so many things to do in this thriving tourist town, you'll never be bored and likely never exhaust all of your career opportunities, especially with the credibility you'll gain with an AAS in hospitality management.

About the Author
Eneida P. Alcalde works in Washington, DC and has written several grants, educational manuals, and promotional material for development organizations. Eneida holds a B.A. in international politics and Spanish from The Pennsylvania State University.