The Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation industry sector is one of California’s fastest growing industries: food service and hospitality, tourism and recreation, and food science. The restaurant industry is the largest employer in the state, providing 957,000 jobs. To support this expanding sector, colleges and universities throughout California and the United States offer courses and degree programs in this field. Whether you have a passion for cooking, travel, or nutrition, the pathways in this industry sector will give you the education and experience necessary for a successful career.

Students choosing a career in this industry sector are eligible for positions throughout the world, with potential for advancement and ready availability of continuing employment.