There are estimated to be around 5,000 new jobs in hospitality and tourism in our local area by 2018.  Many employers will help you get certificates or additional training to help advance your skills and your career.

25,000 Jobs

Estimated number of total hospitality and tourism jobs in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties.

Career Pathways

In the hospitality and tourism industry, you can move from one pathway to another as you advance from entry-level all the way to management.  There are a diverse range of job opportunities available from over 50 craft breweries, boutique hotels, award winning restaurants and outdoor recreation.

Hospitality & Tourism Careers

Read about career job descriptions, find average wages and skills needed.

Career Success Stories

Read a few stories of people who’ve found opportunities for growth and on-the-job training.

Yolanda Strong

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Production Shift Manager - Gaia Herbs, Brevard

Ryan Kaufman

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Fly Fishing Guide - Headwater Outfitters

Toni Williams

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Manager: Stable Cafe - Biltmore Estate

Elizabeth Manley

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Director of Revenue Management - The Omni Grove Park Inn

Layton Parker

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General Manager / Owner, Hampton Inn - Brevard NC
Guest Service Operations

Robert Foster

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Director of Hotel Operations, Biltmore Farms Hotels
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Heather Hicks

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Manager, Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Housekeeping and Maintenance Operations

Americo Mejia Diaz

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Director of Housekeeping, Biltmore Farms Hotels

Current Job Openings

Find jobs and career employment opportunities near you.

Earn & Learn Programs

Free college and a paycheck!

Many employers will provide reimbursement for tuition, and will often pay for you to get certificates and accreditation to help advance your career. Education can include both formal education at a community college and a four-year university but it includes on the job training as well.

Visit an NC Works Career Center near you to connect with local resources.