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Why tourism?

Want to know how a career in tourism can work for you? Watch the video below to learn more!

Reason #3

Reason #1

Careers in tourism offer a wide variety of employment opportunities and potential employers. Are you still figuring out your future plans? Try a seasonal position to see if it fits your interests. Want to move someplace new? There are seasonal and year-round opportunities all over the state. Want to get paid to travel? Depending on your path, you could get spend your days experiencing different places and new activities. Careers in tourism offers the flexibility and freedom to try so many things!

Reason #2

Unlike many industries, starting a career in tourism doesn't require an expensive college education or student loans. This industry is known for promoting from within, so beginning with an entry-level position and working your way up is common and often appreciated! There are many current tourism business owners in Maine who started in the industry as cashiers, servers, ride attendants, and line cooks.

There is always something fun or unique waiting around the bend, so boredom doesn't really factor into it. Working in this industry means you will regularly meet new people, experience new things, and take on interesting and engaging challenges. Even within expected routines, no two days will ever be the same. Tourism is a dynamic and exciting field for those who thrive on the unexpected.

Reason #4

There's a place for everyone in this industry. Whatever your personality, you will find a niche that offers respect to you for simply being who you are. Social butterflies, serious analytical types, driven type-As, fastidious organizers, caretakers, and everything in-between, there's a space for your approach.  

Reason #5

People always need a place to eat and sleep, so working in the tourism and hospitality sector is a relatively stable career choice. Even after the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry bounced back almost immediately to previous levels and has only continued to grow. Tourism has been a constant for Vacationland's economy for over 100 years and it will continue to be for the next 100 years.

Explore dynamic and exciting careers in Maine's largest industry!

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