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VISITORS' INFORMATION GUIDE: Volunteer Job Led To Paid Career

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Kate is a Visitors' Information Guide who helps visitors find sites and navigate the city and its environs. While studying Hospitality and Tourism Management in college she volunteered at this organization, which led to a paid position. She advises: find a volunteer position in any area of hospitality and just go for it!

Degree: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Job Title: Visitors' Information Guide

Job Summary: Receptionists and Information Clerks

Job Description

Receptionists perform various administrative tasks, including answering telephones and giving information to the public and customers. Information clerks provide administrative and clerical support in a variety of settings. They help maintain records, collect data and information, and respond to customers’ questions or concerns.

On-the-Job Training

Limited term on-the-job training can be expected.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $35,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
22 to 26 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='12330'>I</span> <span m='12480'>ride</span> <span m='13180'>the</span> <span m='13300'>cable</span> <span m='13640'>cars,</span> <span m='14310'>or</span> <span m='14950'>where</span> <span m='15150'>can</span> <span m='15280'>I</span> <span m='15350'>go</span> <span m='15480'>to</span> <span m='15560'>take</span> <span m='15760'>a</span> <span m='15880'>tour.</span> </p><p><span m='18600'>I</span> <span m='19150'>needed</span> <span m='19410'>to</span> <span m='19490'>volunteer</span> <span m='19990'>for</span> <span m='20160'>school.</span> <span m='20530'>I</span> <span m='20900'>actually</span> <span m='21790'>studied</span> <span m='22290'>hospitality</span> <span m='22680'>and</span> <span m='23070'>tourism</span> <span m='23500'>management,</span> <span m='24580'>so</span> <span m='24920'>I</span> <span m='25420'>looked</span> <span m='25640'>for</span> <span m='25800'>a</span> <span m='27790'>volunteer</span> <span m='28200'>job</span> <span m='28560'>that</span> <span m='28650'>had to do</span> <span m='28790'>with</span> <span m='28860'>tourism.</span> <span m='29400'>So</span> <span m='29710'>I</span> <span m='30110'>initially</span> <span m='30430'>started</span> <span m='30760'>as</span> <span m='31070'>a</span> <span m='31350'>volunteer</span> <span m='31880'>for</span> <span m='32250'>the</span> <span m='32400'>Visitor</span> <span m='32759'>Center,</span> <span m='33500'>and</span> <span m='33620'>then</span> <span m='33780'>it just</span> <span m='34000'>led me</span> <span m='34430'>to</span> <span m='35040'>actually</span> <span m='35380'>working</span> <span m='35680'>for</span> <span m='35810'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='36200'>If</span> <span m='36320'>you're</span> <span m='36450'>interested</span> <span m='37290'>in</span> <span m='37760'>this</span> <span m='37990'>field,</span> <span m='38360'>in</span> <span m='38510'>tourism</span> <span m='38940'>and</span> <span m='39010'>hospitality,</span> <span m='39640'>I</span> <span m='39740'>wouldn't</span> <span m='39900'>suggest</span> <span m='41390'>if</span> <span m='41500'>you</span> <span m='41640'>have</span> <span m='41800'>the</span> <span m='41890'>opportunity</span> <span m='42610'>to</span> <span m='43070'>work</span> <span m='44080'>or</span> <span m='44220'>volunteer</span> <span m='45270'>in</span> <span m='45600'>any</span> <span m='45860'>sort</span> <span m='46130'>of</span> <span m='46200'>business</span> <span m='46550'>for</span> <span m='46650'>this</span> <span m='46840'>industry,</span> <span m='47380'>whether</span> <span m='47540'>it's</span> <span m='47680'>a</span> <span m='47750'>restaurant,</span> <span m='48700'>or</span> <span m='49080'>just</span> <span m='49750'>working</span> <span m='50230'>for</span> <span m='50380'>some</span> <span m='50560'>sort</span> <span m='50830'>of</span> <span m='50920'>event,</span> <span m='51460'>just</span> <span m='51630'>get</span> <span m='51760'>yourself</span> <span m='52160'>involved.</span> <span m='52640'>Don't</span> <span m='53600'>think,</span> <span m='53860'>oh,</span> <span m='54400'>maybe</span> <span m='54790'>I</span> <span m='54860'>want</span> <span m='55080'>to</span> <span m='55140'>do</span> <span m='55300'>it--</span> <span m='55390'>just</span> <span m='55630'>do</span> <span m='55810'>it.</span> <span m='56070'>Because</span> <span m='56300'>if</span> <span m='56400'>you</span> <span m='56530'>do it,</span> <span m='56760'>you'll</span> <span m='57030'>figure</span> <span m='57340'>out</span> <span m='57490'>if</span> <span m='57580'>you</span> <span m='57700'>like</span> <span m='57880'>it</span> <span m='57960'>or</span> <span m='58050'>not.</span> <span m='58730'>And</span> <span m='58770'>if</span> <span m='58850'>you</span> <span m='58970'>like</span> <span m='59200'>it,</span> <span m='59330'>go</span> <span m='59470'>ahead--</span> <span m='59790'>just</span> <span m='60075'>follow</span> <span m='60360'>what</span> 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