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HOTEL OWNER: Didn't Like Law So Joined Family Business

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Gene is a Hotel Owner who oversees the managers of all departments. In addition to guest rooms, Gene's hotel has a restaurant and a banquet facility that hosts events and weddings. He was a lawyer for a while but didn't like it, so he tried the industry popular in his family: hotel management. He loves it.

Degree: Law
Job Title: Hotel Owner

Job Summary: Lodging Managers

Job Description

Lodging managers make sure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience, while also ensuring that an establishment is run efficiently and profitably.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

About 245 high schools in 45 states offer the Lodging Management Program created by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. This 2-year program for high school juniors and seniors teaches management principles and leads to a professional certification called the Certified Rooms Division Supervisor.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, Organizational skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Detail oriented, Verbal communication skills
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m='10710'>We</span> <span m='10920'>have</span> <span m='11710'>maybe</span> <span m='12020'>eight</span> <span m='12380'>managers</span> <span m='13240'>that</span> <span m='13400'>oversee</span> <span m='13810'>the</span> <span m='13890'>various</span> <span m='14150'>departments</span> <span m='14550'>and</span> <span m='14740'>I oversee</span> <span m='15190'>the</span> <span m='15420'>managers.</span> <span m='17200'>So</span> <span m='17790'>we</span> <span m='17990'>have</span> <span m='18390'>a</span> <span m='18790'>restaurant,</span> <span m='19440'>we</span> <span m='19580'>have</span> <span m='19860'>a</span> <span m='20060'>banquet</span> <span m='20560'>facility</span> <span m='21090'>where</span> <span m='21280'>we</span> <span m='21370'>have</span> <span m='23070'>wedding</span> <span m='23440'>celebrations</span> <span m='24390'>or</span> <span m='24650'>meetings,</span> <span m='25770'>and</span> <span m='26230'>then</span> <span m='26460'>we</span> <span m='26570'>have</span> <span m='26860'>the</span> <span m='27080'>hotels</span> <span m='27480'>side</span> <span m='27600'>which</span> <span m='28190'>has</span> <span m='29360'>nightly</span> <span m='30490'>guest</span> <span m='30880'>stays.</span> </p><p><span m='32229'>Actually</span> <span m='32610'>I</span> <span m='33060'>am a</span> <span m='33410'>lawyer</span> <span m='34210'>and</span> <span m='34480'>I</span> <span m='34600'>spent</span> <span m='35310'>several</span> <span m='35640'>years</span> <span m='36900'>doing</span> <span m='37120'>law</span> <span m='37820'>but</span> <span m='38190'>I</span> <span m='39070'>didn't</span> <span m='39510'>really</span> <span m='39780'>like</span> <span m='40000'>it</span> <span m='40190'>and</span> <span m='40450'>I</span> <span m='40490'>wanted</span> <span m='40800'>to</span> <span m='40890'>change</span> <span m='41240'>fields.</span> <span m='41680'>And</span> <span m='42310'>my</span> <span m='42870'>family</span> <span m='43210'>does</span> <span m='43730'>hotels</span> <span m='44560'>and</span> <span m='44890'>I</span> <span m='45020'>found</span> <span m='45390'>that</span> <span m='45540'>that</span> <span m='45840'>was</span> <span m='46080'>something</span> <span m='46430'>that</span> <span m='46570'>I</span> <span m='46660'>loved</span> <span m='46850'>to</span> <span m='46950'>do.</span> <span m='48140'>I</span> <span m='48260'>guess</span> <span m='48450'>my</span> <span m='48600'>advice</span> <span m='48910'>would</span> <span m='49050'>be</span> <span m='49240'>to</span> <span m='49420'>try</span> <span m='49940'>as</span> <span m='50170'>many</span> <span m='50470'>different</span> <span m='50920'>things</span> <span m='51320'>as</span> <span m='51520'>possible</span> <span m='52470'>so</span> <span m='52700'>you</span> <span m='52910'>have</span> <span m='53140'>an</span> <span m='53260'>idea</span> <span m='53700'>of</span> <span m='53850'>what</span> <span m='54020'>you</span> <span m='54130'>like,</span> <span m='54670'>not</span> <span m='54960'>just</span> <span m='55750'>something</span> <span m='56050'>that</span> <span m='56220'>your</span> <span m='56350'>parents</span> <span m='56720'>tell</span> <span m='56870'>you</span> <span m='57110'>would be</span> <span m='57190'>a good</span> <span m='57540'>field</span> <span m='58040'>or</span> <span m='59570'>something</span> <span m='59750'>that</span> <span m='60160'>all</span> <span m='60340'>your</span> <span m='60420'>friends</span> <span m='60750'>are</span> <span m='60820'>doing.</span> <span m='61480'>I</span> <span m='61940'>think</span> <span m='62130'>it's</span> <span m='62380'>important</span> <span m='62780'>to</span> <span m='62930'>travel</span> <span m='63540'>a</span> <span m='63590'>lot,</span> <span m='63980'>to</span> <span m='64099'>see</span> <span m='64760'>the</span> <span m='64819'>world,</span> <span m='65319'>and</span> <span m='65650'>to</span> <span m='66300'>experience</span> <span 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