Career Options in House Keeping Hospitality

As our tradition says “Atihthi Devo Bhava” meaning we must treat our guest like God has arrived. To cater their need and making sure they are comfortable are the core functions of hospitality. This basic concept has taken shape into a giant and institutionalized industry called Hospitality. With the steep rise in the tourism various hotels, restaurants, motels, resorts have opened up to cater the demand. This is the reason new job seekers are more inclined to make it their first career option. A lot of training centers like Institute of Hospitality Management, ITC Institute of Hospitality etc. are available which provide job oriented courses to make the candidate employable and industry ready.


People aspiring for a career should be a 12th pass or graduate. Those who already have a qualification in hospitality can do more customized courses and new to this field can start with a degree course where they will be taught and trained all aspects of hospitality like front office management, housekeeping, service, order management, occupancy control, culinary art, cooking, food and beverage section, clearance etc. Basic computer literacy is also required. People can opt for various courses such as:

  • BSc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration
  • MSc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Post Graduate Programmes in Hotel management.

Skills Required:

This industry demands excellent communication and hardcore soft skills orientation. Every time one need to interact with guests and clients, so one needs good inter personal skills, customer relationship management. Good analyzing ability, quick decision making and always ready with an alternative solution may help a person to become successful in this industry. These skills can be acquired and learnt with training, experience and practice.

Job Options:

With the advent of the globalization a lot of hotel and restaurants are coming up on national and international level. This has actually resulted in producing many jobs in different streams of hospitality and housekeeping. Some areas are front desk management, lobby management, food & order management, service management, clearance management etc.Designation at which aspirants works can be summarized as under:

  • Executive Housekeepers
  • Front Office manager
  • Room Service Manager
  • Banquet Manager
  • Resident Manager
  • Service managers
  • Assistant Manager
  • General Manager

Pay Package:

As this industry in a rapid growth salaries are also good. Those who are starting can expect a salary of Rs.15000 to Rs. 30000.Various companies hire from good institutes also where starting can be even much better. With the experience and growth in designation people start earning very lucrative pay packages.

Present Scenario:

In the present scenario this sector is booming and one of the most promising career options. Top notch companies and educational institute are entering into profitable ventures to hire a lot of job seekers and providing them training in various discipline of hospitality and housekeeping so that they can be accepted and absorbed in the industry with excellent knowledge, skills and attitude. Man power requirement is very high here and a lot of industry ready courses are available to start with.

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