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.

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 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for professionally planned meetings and events is expected to remain steady as businesses and organizations continue to host events regularly.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$50,600

State-by-state Salary

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$64,310
$23,010
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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%

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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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