Hospitality, Exhibition and Event Management Careers

HEEM Career Fields

Richland College’s Hospitality, Exhibition and Event Management program can prepare you for several different career fields.

Exposition, exhibition and trade show management includes the planning of events that bring buyers and sellers together.

Job titles may include:

  • Conference coordinator or associate conference coordinator
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Operations coordinator or associate operations coordinator
  • Sales administrator
  • Show director or manager
  • Trade show assistant

Meeting and event management includes career opportunities for managers who ensure that meetings and events, from small to large, are productive and successful. Meeting and event managers work for:

  • Corporations
  • Associations
  • Hotels
  • Professional organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Religious organizations

Work opportunities include:

  • Account executive
  • Administrative assistant
  • Conference director
  • Corporate meeting director
  • Event planner or manager
  • Meeting manager
  • Meeting planner or senior meeting planner
  • Special events coordinator

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects for the Dallas metropolitan area: 

Job Title Median Hourly
Median Annual
Estimated Job Growth in Texas Through 2024
Meeting, convention and event planners   $26.96

For more information on jobs, resources and professional services for meeting and event planners, see the Career Center of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).