Hospitality is a high-growth career with much potential for qualified workers. Globally, hospitality and tourism continue to experience steady growth. In the United States, travel and tourism is the first, second, or third largest employer in 30 of the 50 states. Hospitality offers great diversity in its career opportunities and is known for promoting skilled workers quickly through the ranks to supervisory and management positions. According to a 2014 survey of lodging professionals, 50% of hotel general managers got their start in entry-level positions.