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Occupational Research Project

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Jaine Kennedy

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Occupational Research Project

Double click anywhere & add an idea Travel Agent Overview:
Travel agents plan trips and give advice based on their personal experiences Occupational Tasks:
collecting payment
asking customers about travel plans
calculating rates
reserving transportation and lodging
selling and planning group tours
giving customers brouchures
pringting or requesting airline tickets
visiting hotels, resorts, and restaurants
giving customers information Skills and abilities:
Communicate
Reason and problem solve
Use math and science
manage oneself, time, people, and things
work with people


Preparation:
Travel agents must have a High School Diploma or GED
Many have a Bachelor's Degree
Training may last 6-12 weeks


Wages:
$30,570
Some work for commission
Employment and outlook:
several factors are reducing the demand for travel agents
computerized reservation systems
airlines
economic turndowns




Tour Guide Overview:
tour guides develop and oversee activities for groups or tourists
Occupational tasks:
escorting groups on tours
answering questions
monitoring visitor's behavior
planning trips
speaking foreign languages
Skills and abilities:
tour guides need to be able to-
communicate
reason and problem solve
manage oneself, time, people, and things
work with people
Preparation:
tour guides must have a High School Diploma or GED
training may last as long as 9 months Wages:
$23,270
wages vary by time of year
Employment and outlook:
the need for tour guides may grow if the economy stays strong Flight Attendant Overview:
Flight Attendants keep plane passengers safe and evacuate them safely in case of emergency Occupational tasks:
Attending preflight briefing
Greeting passengers,
verifying tickets,
directing passengers to assigned seats.
Assisting passengers with storing carry-on luggage
Explaining use of safety equipment and what to do in case there is an emergency.
Walking aisle of plane to verify that passengers are seat-belted and luggage is stowed properly.
Serving meals and beverages.
Collecting money.
Attending to passengers' needs .
.Directing and assisting passengers in an event of an emergency.
Skills and abilities:
Flight Attendants need to be able to:
Communicate
reason and problem solve
manage oneself, people, time and things
work with people
percieve and visualize
Preparations:
Flight attendants must have a High School Diploma or GED
must be 21 years old, depending on the employer
training lasts from 3-6 weeks Wages:
$35,930
beginning pay varies
Employment and Outlook:
as long as there is demand for plane travel, there will be a demand for flight attendants
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