Tour guides escort individuals and groups on tours of cities, waterways, and other attractions, and may collect admission fees and sell souvenirs.
A. Travel guides escort individuals and groups on vacations and business trips, take care of transportation and accommodation reservations, and handle travel problems.
B. Outdoor adventure and recreation guides organize and conduct trips and expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists, and resort guests.
C. Gambling casino workers operate gaming tables, maintain slot machines, accept keno wagers, pay out winning bets and jackpots, and collect losing bets.
1. Arts entertainment and recreation - 72.0%
2. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 9.0%
3. Accommodation and food services - 7.0%
4. Transportation and warehousing - 3.0%
5. Public administration - 3.0%
1. People in these occupations require different educational and training backgrounds.
2. To be a tour and travel guide, you usually need on-the-job training and may need to be able to speak English and French.
3. To be an outdoor adventure and recreation guide, you must have knowledge of a particular geographical area and proven ability in your area of recreation - for example, in white water rafting. Professional certification is available for some guiding occupations. You may also require first aid and CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) training.
4. To be a hot-air balloon pilot, you need 10 hours of ground school and 16 hours of pilot-in-command experience. You must be licensed by the federal government.
5. To be a gaming table dealer, you receive on-the-job training. All casino employees require security clearance and casino gaming licenses.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.
1. First Aid
2. English (Communication)
3. A Second Language
4. History / Geography
The average hourly wages for Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations is $14.85/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.