Hotel/ Restaurant Manager

Hotel/Restaurant managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves the public in a variety of ways.  Duties may include:  serving as general managers and directors of hospitality operations on a system-wide basis, including both travel arrangements and promotion and the provision of traveler facilities.  Their training has included instruction in principles of operations in the travel and tourism, hotel and lodging facilities, food services, and recreation facilities industries; hospitality marketing strategies; hospitality planning; management and coordination of franchise and unit operations; business management; accounting and financial management; hospitality transportation and logistics; and hospitality industry policies and regulations. 

Visit Management Occupations to learn more about Hotel/Restaurant Management: occupation description, interests, duties, skills, education/training, wages, job outlook, additional resources, similar jobs. 

How to begin your Career Path at Jefferson:

Jefferson Community College can help link you to a career as a hotel/restaurant manager through its Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality & Tourism-Hotel/Restaurant Management Concentration.  This concentration is designed to give graduates the maximum access to the best jobs in the field.  They are generally competitive with graduates from four-year programs in terms of starting salaries and management opportunities.  The program has an internship component, which allows students to gain real-world experience in their field and make job/career contacts.

This concentration prepares students to manage hotel or restaurant properties and to supervise others in the hospitality and tourism fields.  Coursework includes the particular management challenges of the industry, as well as grounding in law, marketing, human resource management, and other areas of general business.  Although the program is not designed as a transfer degree, as many as 1/3 of all graduates choose to transfer.  The most popular transfer destinations include the following: Paul Smith’s College, Johnson & Wales University and RIT.  Students should work closely with their faculty advisor and transfer counselor in course selection and planning for furthering their education in this field.

See our Hospitality & Tourism web pages to see examples of jobs in both available Concentrations.  Also, refer to the related degrees at Jefferson in Business Administration as these degrees include courses in the marketing/management/financial field.

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  • Aimee Compo
     I manage day to day operations of the hotel, focusing on the Front Desk and breakfast and serve