10 Alternative Careers to Pursue with a Hospitality Management Degree

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With so many career possibilities available for professionals with a degree in hospitality management, often times the potential of alternative fields is overlooked among job seekers. Hospitality management professionals are highly sought after precisely for their flexibility and ability to adapt to different fields of work where service and customer satisfaction are important to a company’s functions. So, today we have compiled a list of 10 careers to pursue with a hospitality management degree.

1.       Casino Supervisor
Casino Supervisors plan, organize, direct, control, or coordinate gaming operations in a casino. Additionally, they may supervise and coordinate activities of workers in assigned gaming areas, circulate among tables and observe operations. On the service side they may explain and interpret operating rules of house to patrons, plan and organize activities and services for guests in hotels/casinos. Read more.

2.       Dietary Services Manager / Hospital F&B Manager
Working in such locations as schools, healthcare facilities and workplace cafeterias, dietary service managers supervise all of the behind-the-scenes work it takes to feed employees, patients and other diners. They will often work with a nutrition specialist to make sure that all of their patrons' nutritional and dietary needs are being met.
Dietary service managers have a variety of administrative duties in addition to food and nutrition planning. Most dietary managers are required to hire and train workers, create budgets and ensure that their facility meets health and safety code requirements. At the same time, they must determine whether meal plans are meeting nutritional guidelines without going over budget. Read more.

3.       Corporate Liaison
A corporate liaison ensures effective communication and co-operation between two entities, both business, public and private institutions. They carry out supervisory duties for the organization and ensure co-ordination between the organization and its clients and partners. A liaison manager is a good communicator and should be friendly and level headed. They must be knowledgeable about the business area the company or organization deals with. Read more.

4.       Community Relations Specialist
Community relations specialists work for government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private companies to manage the relationships necessary to the growth and success of the enterprise. The job duties of a community relations specialist include many elements of marketing, but with more of an emphasis on building personal connections over the long term than on sales. Read more.

5.       Theme Park Manager
A theme park manager is responsible for every aspect of the day-to-day running of a theme park. This includes key functions, such as managing the customer experience, strategic planning and development, monitoring health and safety, overseeing the park's finances and staff management.
Theme park managers propose and implement strategies to constantly improve customer satisfaction and park development. Additionally, they may oversee or take sole responsibility for the marketing of the park in order to generate business. They will be involved in all areas of the park, including rides, retail and food and beverages.

Theme park managers may be known by other job titles, for example, guest experience manager, rides and operations manager or attractions manager. Read more.

6.       Coaching & Development Advisor
Coaching & Development Advisors manage and deliver a high standard of training, coaching and development to support the commercial needs of the business. To provide new management trainees with induction and training support to ensure they are equipped with the basic knowledge and skills required to succeed in their role. To deliver and manage statutory training courses to ensure a highly successful pass rate and ensure legal compliance. To actively contribute to the delivery of the HR plan. Read more.

7.       Property Manager
Property managers look after buildings, housing, industrial spaces and other property to make sure it is in good working order, looks clean and well-maintained. Depending on the type of real estate, property managers might interview potential renters to discuss leasing and property rules, collect rent or association fees, look after the building, arrange any needed repairs, look after groundskeeping, pay any municipal bills, answer complaints and concerns from tenants, create budgets and make sure the building complies with all laws.

8.      Country Club Manager
A clubhouse manager oversees the food, beverage, dining and catering operations at the country club, usually in consultation with the executive chef. Hiring, firing, training and supervising food and beverage staff takes a lot of a clubhouse manager's time. They also work directly with members and clients to plan weddings, banquets and other catering events and to ensure the events are successful. Clubhouse managers also have responsibility for the food and beverage budget and may create special promotions to promote wine sales and other service/products of interest. Read more.

9.      Revenue Analyst
Revenue analysts play an important role in a company's business growth by helping maximize revenue and bringing to attention any issues regarding accounting, business procedures, or finances. These professionals serve as a point of contact within their company and relay information to other members of the revenue policy team, as well as staff members from other departments. They often train staff members in new revenue control policies and collaborate with other staff regarding revenue systems evaluations and improvements. Read more.

10.    Quality Improvement Manager
Quality improvement managers typically create, implement and control processes related to products and services. For this reason, quality improvement management positions can be found in various career fields. These individuals work to create measurable improvements in all areas of corporate operation. Quality improvement managers may be self-directed or function in a supervisory role. Read more.

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