Meeting, convention, and event planners coordinate all aspects of events and professional meetings. They arrange meeting locations, transportation, and other details.
Meeting, convention, and event planners spend time in their offices and onsite at hotels or convention centers. They also work onsite at hotels or convention centers, and they often travel to attend events and visit prospective meeting sites. During meetings or conventions, planners may work many more hours than usual.
Most meeting, convention, and event planning positions require a bachelor's degree. Some hospitality industry experience related to event planning is considered valuable for many positions.
The median annual wage for meeting, convention, and event planners was $46,840 in May 2015.
Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. As globalization increases and businesses continue to recognize the value of professionally planned meetings, demand for meetings and events is projected to grow. Job opportunities should be best for candidates with a bachelor's degree in meeting and event management, hospitality, or tourism management.
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