Hospitality and Tourism Program
The Hospitality and Tourism industry in the state of Tennessee employs more than 280,000 people, making it the state’s second largest employer. The industry also accounts for more than $16.7 billion in direct annual revenue. And, it’s growing.
In the Memphis area, more than 10.5 million visitors spend over $3.2 billion to dine in restaurants, stay in hotels, and visit popular tourist attractions. There are 35,000 jobs in the Memphis hospitality and tourism industry and more are being added each year.
The food service industry is fast paced and challenging and jobs are plentiful. Whether you seek a career with an established restaurant or dream of opening your own restaurant, an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Food and Beverage Management empowers you with the knowledge and skills to succeed. From managing a downtown eatery or chain restaurant to working in a dining hall in one Memphis’ numerous hospitals, universities, or corporate complexes, there is a job to fit your food service career goals.