Tour Guides and Escorts

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What do they do?

Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.

Also known as:

Art Museum Docent, Discovery Guide, Docent, Duck Driver, Guide, Historical Interpreter, Mountain Guide, Museum Docent, Museum Educator, Museum Guide, Presenter, Science Interpreter, Tour Bus Guide, Tour Conductor, Tour Escort, Tour Guide, Zipline Guide

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Tour Guides and Escorts is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Provide attraction or event information to patrons.
  • Respond to customer inquiries.
  • Guide patrons on tours.
  • Monitor patron activities to identify problems or potential problems.
  • Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
  • Administer first aid.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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