Is a Hospitality Career Right For Me?

Are you considering a career in the hospitality industry? There is such a wide variety of careers in hospitality, it is vital to determine which position fits your skills and interests, so you can determine which is best for you. As a job seeker, it is important to spend the time to decide not only what you are looking for in a job, but also how you will be able to best use your skills to be successful in your new career. Read on to find out more about your options in the hospitality industry, and how to determine whether a hospitality career might be right for you. 


If the field of hospitality is interesting to you, consider the following questions:


Am I a people person who loves meeting new contacts?

Do I enjoy making others happy?

Do I gain personal satisfaction by serving others?

Am I an energetic person?


If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, Congratulations - you are on the right track! It sounds like you will excel in the field of hospitality. Hospitality is an industry where energetic and socially adept individuals with strong interpersonal skills become inspiring success stories. 


The field of hospitality offers many exciting employment options, including in large hotels, upscale restaurants, private catering companies, and sophisticated event planning firms. Each of these diverse types of businesses requires a different set of skills. In order to determine which is best for you, ask yourself these helpful questions, and narrow down your search even further:


Do you prefer a smaller company with a more flexible structure, or a larger, more structured environment?

Can you handle the bureaucracy that may accompany a job with a large operation?

Would you like to work for a “brand,” or would you prefer to work for a small, independently-owned boutique business?

Are you interested in working for a business with worldwide recognition and a prestigious reputation in the hospitality industry?


The way you answered these questions will determine which kind of employment in the field of hospitality is right for you. For example, as a hotel operations professional, you can find opportunities in both boutique businesses and large chain hotels. Whether you prefer the more intimate smaller company or the more complex structure of a large business is completely up to you; with training from a quality hospitality school you will be fully equipped for success in either. Similarly, catering and event-planning professionals have their choice of employers, ranging from small, independently-owned firms to large chain or “brand” businesses. Wedding planners too, can find employment in medium or large firms, or may choose to work independently as small business owners. In the hospitality industry, qualified individuals will find they can work in companies large or small. And as a hospitality professional, you can work in your hometown, the nearest big city, or abroad! 

There are many choices in the hospitality industry, and many avenues for your success. But you don’t need to figure it all out on your own! At TISOH, we will be by your side every step of the way as you enter into, train for, and eventually excel in the hospitality industry. Give us a call today to learn more about TISOH, our modern Las Vegas campus, and our online learning options. Our helpful and friendly admissions representatives are always available to help you consider your career options, and will even help you begin the enrollment process. So what are you waiting for? Call TISOH today!