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HOUSING ACCOUNT MANAGER: A Great Career Using A Psychology Degree

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Alex explains her role as a housing manager for conference attendees. In this career, her psychology degree helps a lot, and has discovered that there are many careers toward which you can apply your studies.

Degree: Performance Art - Psychology
Job Title: Housing Account Manager

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='12020'>town</span> <span m='13070'>for</span> <span m='13210'>all</span> <span m='13330'>of</span> <span m='13430'>the</span> <span m='13540'>attendees</span> <span m='14040'>staying at</span> <span m='14450'>the meetings,</span> <span m='14760'>and</span> <span m='15070'>we</span> <span m='15220'>help</span> <span m='15460'>them</span> <span m='15630'>out</span> <span m='15870'>with all</span> <span m='15980'>their</span> <span m='16070'>reservations.</span> <span m='17150'>My</span> <span m='17340'>typical</span> <span m='17700'>day</span> <span m='18110'>consist</span> <span m='18580'>of</span> <span m='19130'>checking</span> <span m='19410'>a</span> <span m='19450'>lot</span> <span m='19580'>of</span> <span m='19680'>emails,</span> <span m='20170'>working</span> <span m='20520'>with</span> <span m='20670'>our</span> <span m='20810'>clients</span> <span m='21490'>and</span> <span m='21710'>the</span> <span m='21770'>hotels,</span> <span m='22740'>making</span> <span m='23210'>sure</span> <span m='23440'>that</span> <span m='23640'>our</span> <span m='23810'>websites</span> <span m='24070'>are</span> <span m='24330'>up</span> <span m='24580'>and</span> <span m='24690'>running,</span> <span m='25120'>and</span> <span m='25270'>all</span> <span m='25410'>the</span> <span m='25540'>attendees</span> <span m='26010'>coming</span> <span m='26240'>to</span> <span m='26330'>the</span> <span m='26430'>meeting</span> <span m='27260'>have</span> <span m='27850'>ample</span> <span m='28420'>opportunities</span> <span m='29130'>to</span> <span m='29250'>book</span> <span m='30420'>different</span> <span m='30710'>reservations,</span> <span m='31490'>different</span> <span m='31760'>hotels.</span> <span m='33640'>That's</span> <span m='34060'>pretty much</span> <span m='34635'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='34980'>I</span> <span m='35280'>actually</span> <span m='35580'>studied</span> <span m='36020'>psychology</span> <span m='36840'>and</span> <span m='37000'>theater</span> <span m='37350'>when</span> <span m='37490'>I</span> <span m='37570'>was</span> <span m='37750'>in</span> <span m='37840'>college,</span> <span m='38480'>and</span> <span m='38920'>because</span> <span m='39280'>of the</span> <span m='39540'>psychology</span> <span m='39940'>background,</span> <span m='40300'>especially,</span> <span m='40615'>it's</span> <span m='40930'>helped</span> <span m='41280'>me</span> <span m='42450'>apply</span> <span m='42820'>that</span> <span m='43060'>to</span> <span m='43260'>this</span> <span m='43520'>job.</span> <span m='43840'>When</span> <span m='43980'>I</span> <span m='44050'>started</span> <span m='44450'>here,</span> <span m='44800'>I</span> <span m='44930'>was</span> <span m='45230'>an</span> <span m='45450'>email</span> <span m='45810'>coordinator,</span> <span m='46390'>so</span> <span m='46690'>I</span> <span m='46880'>answered</span> <span m='47740'>all</span> <span m='47950'>just</span> <span m='48150'>the</span> <span m='48250'>general</span> <span m='48640'>emails.</span> <span m='49210'>And</span> <span m='49580'>so</span> <span m='49770'>far,</span> <span m='50120'>I've</span> <span m='50240'>progressed</span> <span m='50900'>to</span> <span m='51030'>be</span> <span m='51410'>an</span> <span m='51700'>actual</span> <span m='51975'>account</span> <span m='52250'>manager.</span> <span m='53090'>I</span> <span m='53510'>think</span> <span m='53740'>that,</span> <span m='53910'>when</span> <span m='54330'>I</span> <span m='54490'>was</span> <span m='54660'>a</span> <span m='54710'>kid,</span> <span m='54970'>I</span> <span m='55020'>wish</span> <span m='55290'>I</span> <span m='55320'>would</span> <span m='55470'>have</span> <span m='55610'>known</span> <span m='55880'>that</span> <span m='56400'>this</span> <span m='56600'>side</span> <span m='56830'>of</span> <span m='56890'>the</span> <span m='56950'>hospitality</span> <span m='57690'>industry</span> <span m='58180'>existed.</span> <span m='58980'>I</span> <span m='59020'>wish</span> <span m='59300'>that,</span> <span m='59490'>when</span> <span m='59620'>I</span> <span m='59670'>was</span> <span m='59820'>in</span> <span m='59900'>high</span> <span m='60130'>school,</span> <span m='61090'>there</span> <span m='61280'>was</span> <span m='61470'>more</span> <span m='61920'>information</span> <span m='62670'>about</span> <span m='63060'>all</span> <span m='63450'>of</span> <span m='63560'>the</span> <span m='63660'>different</span> <span m='64080'>kinds</span> <span m='64459'>of</span> <span m='64540'>things</span> <span m='64930'>that</span> <span m='65099'>you</span> <span m='65230'>can</span> <span m='65430'>apply</span> <span m='65880'>and</span> <span m='66100'>major</span> <span m='66520'>to,</span> <span m='68320'>and</span> <span m='69520'>I guess</span> <span m='69820'>that's it,</span> <span m='70120'>really.</span> 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