Resort workers assist the public at spas, luxury hotels, casinos, theme parks, and lodges. Employment opportunities range from entry-level housekeepers and retail clerks to highly specialized game attendants and ski instructors. Each worker is necessary to ensure the smooth daily operation of the business and comfort of resort patrons. Club Med, the largest resort chain in the world, employs about 20,000 workers, called Gentils Organizers, every season.
Minimum Education Level
Most entry-level jobs in this industry pay an hourly wage anywhere from minimum wage on up. Waiters and waitresses, bussers, dishwashers, cleaning workers, the bell staff, and doormen earn low hourly salaries that are offset by tips. Specialty workers who need certification or special training, such as instructors, bartenders, entertainers, lifeguards, wranglers, or blackjack dealers, may be pa...
All employees, regardless of their position, are expected to work hard. Hours will vary depending on the job and season. Most resort workers work eight hours a day, five or six days a week. Some employers, such as hotels, casinos, and spas, require their employees to wear company uniforms. Many places allow their employees to use the resort facilities on off days. Ski resorts give their employe...
Until the public has enough of rest and relaxation, or tires of adventure travel and exotic locales, employment prospects in the resort industry will continue to be good. Mega-resorts in Las Vegas, the popularity of all-inclusive vacation packages, and alternative vacation destinations such as eco resorts will supply endless employment opportunities for resort workers. Work in these jobs is sub...