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.

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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

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Skills Gained

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! 

  • Fitness Trainer: $36,303 – $43,621
  • Fashion Designer: $47,018 – $61,181
  • Chef/Head Cook: $33,193 – $44,819
  • Travel Agent: $34,170 – $42,228
  • Lodging Manager: $33,032 – $52,794
  • Fabric/Apparel Pattern Maker: $54,553 – $72,659

    I started taking classes. We have the Fashion Collections class. We have a huge fashion runway. It was pretty amazing. 

    Fullerton College student

    Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Facts

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    Tourism-related jobs employ more people in Orange County than any other sector.

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    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.

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    The retail industry accounts for 152,000 jobs, or 10% of Orange County’s total workforce.

    Orange County Community Colleges