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What are the career prospects for hotel management? Will I earn more than 5 lacs?

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Rahul Shinde
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A cardinal part of hospitality industry, hotel management has wide employment opportunities. Moreover, with globalisation gaining acceptance with more and more countries, the hotel management industry is truly becoming global. As hotel chain owners are opening new hotels in various big and small cities, requirement for trained hotel management professionals is huge. Although considered one of the most glamorous career, hotel management requires professionals who can keep their cool even in the most challenging situations.

Hotel management include Hotel & Restaurant Management, Cruise Ship Hotel Management, Hospital Administration and Catering, Hotel and Tourism Associations, Airline Catering and Cabin Services, Club Management, Forest Lodges, Guest Houses amongst others. Expansion of global travel industry and aviation industry is expected to boost hotel industry in next couple of years.

Qualification (Eligibility Criteria):
The minimum selection criteria for an undergraduate course in hotel management is 10+2 with 50% marks. However, candidates who do not have 50% marks in +2 can do Diploma or Certificate course in hotel management which are being offered by various institutes. Additionally, so hotels provide training cum job placement and candidates who do not have other options can opt for it. Indian Hotel Management institutes conduct entrance exams before selecting the candidates for various courses.Candidates can do degree course in hotel management soon after 10+2 which are offered by various hotel management institutes.

Job Prospects:
Hotel Management like any other sector is subject to the state of national economy and global economy. when the economy is doing well jobs come a lot in the sector. Currently there are more than 2.4 million people working in hotel,catering, and allied industry in India and the number is going to increase in next couple of years as new hotels are coming up in large numbers in urban and semi-urban areas. Trained hotel management professionals would have privilege over untrained graduates as hotels are not willing to invest in training of recruits rather prefer trained ones.

Pay Packet:
Remuneration in hotel management industry differs depending upon the hotel management institute the candidate passed out from, work experience, skills and ability to handle tough situations. Whose who come from top notch hotel management institutes such as IHM receive staring salary of Rs. 20,000 or more. Similarly, candidates with diploma or certification programs can get salaries starting from Rs. 8000 to 10000. Again the salary package differs a lot on the size and shape of the employment company. Large hotel chains offer attractive remuneration and pamper their employees. The Hotel Management graduate with 3 Years of Work Experience in mid-top hotel, can easily earn a package of Rs. 5 Lacs per annum or more.

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