Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Plan, organize, and conduct long distance travel, tours, and expeditions for individuals and groups.
Common job titles of Travel Guides include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
40.36% said they needed a Some College Courses.
33% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Sell travel packages.
Give advice on sightseeing and shopping.
Arrange for tour or expedition details such as accommodations, transportation, equipment, and the availability of medical personnel.
Explain hunting and fishing laws to groups to ensure compliance.
Sell or rent equipment, clothing, and supplies related to expeditions.
Attend to special needs of tour participants.
Pay bills and record checks issued.
Evaluate services received on the tour, and report findings to tour organizers.
Resolve any problems with itineraries, service, or accommodations.
Plan tour itineraries, applying knowledge of travel routes and destination sites.
Instruct novices in climbing techniques, mountaineering, and wilderness survival, and demonstrate use of hunting, fishing, and climbing equipment.
Pilot airplanes or drive land and water vehicles to transport tourists to activity or tour sites.
Provide tourists with assistance in obtaining permits and documents such as visas, passports, and health certificates, and in converting currency.
Verify amounts and quality of equipment prior to expeditions or tours.
Lead individuals or groups to tour site locations and describe points of interest.
Set up camps, and prepare meals for tour group members.
Administer first aid to injured group participants.
Sport fishing rods
Sport fishing reels
Recreational water vehiclesAll Tools
Radio frequency RF Transmitters
Radio frequency RF Receivers
Propane camping stoves
Portable public address PA systems
Emergency first aid kits
Digital video cameras
Computer laser printers
Animal sound lures
Customer information databasesAll Technologies
Data visualization software
Financial accounting software
Global positioning system GPS software
Travel Agent CMS
Web browser software
Word processing software
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Recognition
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression