Hospitality is the world’s largest employer generating nearly 200 million jobs globally. In Oregon, the hospitality industry is a $9.2 billion industry. It directly generates some 91,100 jobs in Oregon and indirectly creates another 41,000 jobs. As a result, one out of every nine jobs in Oregon is in the hospitality industry. Tourism and hospitality businesses are among the largest employers in Central Oregon and the industry is currently experiencing a surge in growth.
Among the possible career fields are hotel management, cruise operations, conference services, restaurant ownership, and food and beverage service
Hospitality alumnus Joe Porter is the assistant general manager at a vacation ownership resort in Seaside. “OSU-Cascades prepared me for this role,” said Joe. “My success is a direct reflection of the education I received in the hospitality management program.”
Oregon State University - Cascades' bachelor’s degree in hospitality management fills a need for highly-skilled employees in one of Oregon’s most important industries.