Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

General Information

Description

Coordinate activities of staff, convention personnel, or clients to make arrangements for group meetings, events, or conventions.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit54.66%
  2. Private, not for profit23.88%
  3. Self-employed10.75%
  4. State and local government9.09%
  5. Federal government0.99%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 16,400 openings for meeting, convention, and event planners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$51,560

State-by-state Salary

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$68,980
$37,290
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 40%
  • Some college 37%
  • High school 7%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Post-secondary certificate 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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