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The emphasis on tourism in the economy of South Dakota provides extensive opportunities in the field of Hospitality and Tourism for employment in the region. Specific employment opportunities exist in the hotel, food and beverage, and travel accommodation industries. Local job postings indicate opportunities for Lodging Managers, Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners, Food Service Managers, and Administrative Service Managers. On a national level, these positions all show expected growth of between 2-33% over the next seven years (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, 2015).


Causin, G. G. & Runnels, C. (2017, October 12). Tourism job outlook: A guide to events, hospitality, interpretation jobs for the Lakota people. Faculty Engagement. IMEX America 2017. Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.


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