Building a Career in One of O.C.’s Biggest Industries.
The Los Angeles/Orange County region’s Retail/Hospitality/Tourism sector is the largest in the state, accounting for one-third of the region’s businesses and jobs. It is no surprise that this sector employs more people than any other sector in Orange County. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.
Careers in Retail, Hospitality & Tourism
Orange County offers countless opportunities in the high-energy Retail/Hospitality/Tourism industry.
Food Service & Drinking Establishments | Accommodation | Activities/Amusement | Transportation | Fashion Design | Fashion Merchandising | Sales & Marketing | Travel & Tourism Services
Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in a Retail/Hospitality/Tourism career.
Critical Thinking | Cultural Sensitivity | Situational Awareness | Teamwork | Creativity | Problem Solving | Communication | Customer Service | Work Ethic | Listening
Earning Potential for Careers in Retail, Hospitality & Tourism
Your Career Education in Retail/Hospitality/Tourism opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!
- Bus Drivers, School or Special Client: $23,780 – $38,950
- Chefs & Head Cooks: $33,950 – $61,870
- Fabric & Apparel Pattern-Makers: $31,120 – $65,410
- Fashion Designers: $46,650 – $97,290
- First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparationand Serving Workers: $24,960 – $43,390
- First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers: $30,230 – $50,790
- Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors: $24,970 – $56,190
- Hotel, Motel & Resort Desk Clerks: $19,690 – $26,810
- Meeting, Convention & Event Planners: $35,680 – $63,800
- Merchandise Displayers: $21,850 – $49,440
- Wholesale Retail Buyers: $47,070 – $81,830
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Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Facts
Tourism-related jobs employ more people in Orange County than any other sector.
According to the World Atlas, Orange County is the 4th most visited place in the United States, and the most visited in California; the county attracted 48.2 million visitors in 2016.
The retail industry accounts for 152,000 jobs, or 10% of Orange County’s total workforce.
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