Event Management is a multi-billion dollar industry and still growing rapidly. Given the tens of millions of events such as conferences, meetings, trade shows, social events and weddings, it’s no wonder that event management and wedding planning are some of the most demanded skills today!
In a recent report on career opportunities, U.S. News & World Report ranked Event Planning in the Top 50 Careers across all professions.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics estimates a 10% increase in meeting, convention, and event planners jobs by 2024 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners).
Given the fast pace of growth in the industry and the scarcity of quality educational programs, career opportunities are now abundant. The limited availability of qualified event planners is driving demand and annual salaries to new highs.
According to Salary.com, the median annual salaries in the United States are as follows:
|Median Annual Salary