Managing, marketing and operating restaurants and other food services, lodgings, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services.
Careers in this cluster fall into the food preparation and serving and the personal care and service occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.
Food Preparation and Serving
Employment of food preparation and serving related occupations is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, a gain of about 1.2 million jobs. Population and income growth are expected to result in greater consumer demand for food at a variety of dining places, including restaurants and grocery stores.
Personal Care and Service
Employment of personal care and service occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 1.2 million new jobs. Personal care aides are expected to account for about 6 out of 10 of these new jobs. Personal care aides, which are included in the same profile as home health aides, assist clients with daily living activities and demand for their services are expected to grow as the elderly population increases.