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!
- Chefs and Head Cooks: $30,975-$71,823
- Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers: $33,098-$85,140
- Fashion Designers: $55,586-$105,679
- First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers: $28,899-$48,109
- First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers: $30,629-$52,396
- Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners: $40,907-$69,071
- Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks: $27,644-$52,013
- Travel Agents: $31,181-$57,687
I started taking classes. We have the Fashion Collections class. We have a huge fashion runway. It was pretty amazing.
Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Facts
Tourism is an economic driver for Orange County. The industry supports more than 83,000 jobs and generates $590 million in state and local tax revenues.
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 50 million visitors in 2019.
The retail industry in California employs nearly one-fifth of the California workforce, bringing in more than $571 billion in sales every year.
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