Retail and Hospitality is one of the top 4 growth industries in our region and we do not see a decline in available jobs over the course of the next 5 years. This industry provides a diverse group of occupations in tourism, accommodation and food and entertainment. The Chesapeake Bay region is a hot spot for game fishing and an abundance of seafood that is only available here. There are many career opportunities that will propel many different career paths.
Watercraft and automotive repair, cosmetology, hotel and restaurant management, and top level retail buying and purchasing.
Retail & Hospitality
5-Year Job Growth
Top advertised job skills:
Act of providing and delivering professional, helpful, high-quality service and assistance to a customer before, during, and after the goods or services are rendered.
Building strong relationships
A combination of soft skills that a person applies to connect with others and form positive relationships.
Comfortable interacting with people in different types of situations. Example: build trusting relationship with customer so they feel comfortable enough to share personal information which will help you make a very positive experience.
Developing Team Members
The process of assembling various members to build an effective team. In order to be effective, it’s critical that team members can work together well for maximum contributions to the team’s desired outcome.
Willingness to learn
Is when you want to broaden your mind and abilities. This willingness shows your employers that you have the drive to stay qualified for your job, or that you want to be even more prepared for what your job demands.
Sample Pathway—Hotel Management
Maid $12.01 (No minimum education required)
Floor Supervisor $18.63 (HS Diploma)
Housekeeping Managers $48.50 (BS Degree)