Travel Careers

Travel careers are filled with excitement and the potential for adventure. Many people train for careers in travel so they can explore the world on familiarization or “fam” trips. Fortunately, even as many individuals use the internet to make travel arrangements, the specialized skills of travel agents are still in demand. Employment prospects are particularly positive for those specializing in specific destinations, custom tours and corporate travel.

Travel agents stay busy. On a typical day, a travel agent may evaluate client preferences; arrange tour packages, excursions and day trips; find fare and schedule information; prepare estimates of travel costs; reserve air and ground travel and lodging; ensure clients have the required passports and visas; give advice on local weather, customs and attractions; and more. At Ashworth College we’ll make sure your career takes off!

  • $34,800Median Pay
  • The median annual pay for travel agents is $34,800 according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Great Travel Careers start here. Speak with an Admissions Advisor about our online course at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Travel Agents (January 13, 2016).