Career Information


What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the Hospitality, Exhibitions and Event Management program may lead to the following jobs or careers:


Lodging Manager

Entry Hourly Wage

Food Service Manager

Entry Hourly Wage

​Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options. ​All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: Dallas College​ Labor Market Intelligence


HEEM Career Fields

The Hospitality, Exhibitions and Event Management program can prepare you for several different career fields. Job titles may include:

  • Conference coordinator or associate conference coordinator
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Operations coordinator or associate operations coordinator
  • Sales administrator
  • Show director or manager
  • Trade show assistant

Meeting and event management includes career opportunities for managers who ensure that meetings and events, from small to large, are productive and successful. Meeting and event managers work for:

  • Corporations
  • Associations
  • Hotels
  • Professional organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Religious organizations

Work opportunities include:

  • Account executive
  • Administrative assistant
  • Conference director
  • Corporate meeting director
  • Event planner or manager
  • Meeting manager
  • Meeting planner or senior meeting planner
  • Special events coordinator

For more information on jobs, resources and professional services for meeting and event planners, see the Career Center of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the hospitality and tourism industry provides one in 11 jobs globally, accounting for about a tenth of total gross domestic product (GDP). The DFW area is one of the top convention locations in the U.S., so skilled meeting and event planners are in high demand.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 24 percent for meeting, convention and event planners in Texas over the next decade.