Why hospitality is a smart career choice
With long-term growth in the hospitality and tourism industry, and a shortage of qualified individuals to meet demand, a hospitality management degree is a smart career choice.
If you want to travel and pursue your caree, a degree in international hotel or restaurant management could be the first step toward a bright future in a growth industry.
Industry growth trend
If choosing your career based on potential job opportunities is your strategy, then hospitality management is an excellent option. Tourism and hospitality contribute around $40 billion annually to Australia's economy (Tourism Australia), and the current growth trend in the hospitality sector is not slowing down.
Long-term job opportunities are promising due to a shortage of qualified individuals to meet employment demand (The Australian Labour Force Report 2015-2020). There is a current labour shortage of approximately 38,000 and this number is projected to increase. The tourism and hospitality sector is growing at such a rate that as many as 123,000 employees will be needed to fill the gaps by 2020.
The hospitality industry is also experiencing a skills shortage. Businesses in the hospitality industry have recognised that finding quality staff with the right competencies is difficult, with 66 per cent of hotels revealing they have trouble finding people with adequate qualifications.
As a qualified, work-ready Le Cordon Bleu graduate, you will have a competitive edge. Choose from a degree in International Hotel Management or International Restaurant Management - or take it to the next level with a Master of International Hospitality Management.
Are you keen to travel the world, but don't want to delay your career? Studying international hospitality management at Le Cordon Bleu can help you to achieve your goals. Why not pursue your dream career while you travel? With 35 institutes in 21 countries Le Cordon Bleu is globally connected and offers lifelong membership to an international alumni network.
Can you picture yourself managing a hotel, resort or restaurant in an exotic location? With the right degree, this could become your reality!
Hospitality is an exciting, fast-paced industry – your career doesn’t have to be a typical nine-to-five. There are so many career possibilities, whether you have a passion for financial management, an affinity for human resources or a creative mind, there’s a perfect job for you.
To kick-start your international hospitality management career, contact the team today.