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10. Leisure and hospitality

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $34,200Median wage mid-career: $58,000Unemployment rate: 3.7%Underemployment rate: 63.0%Share with graduate degree: 30.2%

Leisure and hospitality is an excellent choice for students who are interested in working in resort management, hotels, or tourism agencies. This major prepares individuals to work in hospitality operations through coursework in tourism, hospitality, management, marketing, franchising, and regulation. However, leisure and hospitality has the third highest underemployment rate of any major, and its typical student will earn less than $35,000 per year after college.