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Baggage Porters & Bellhops

Also called: Bellman, Sky Cap, Skycap, Valet

What they do:
Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.
On the job, you would:
  • Transfer luggage, trunks, and packages to and from rooms, loading areas, vehicles, or transportation terminals, by hand or using baggage carts.
  • Greet incoming guests and escort them to their rooms.
  • Receive and mark baggage by completing and attaching claim checks.


  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Office suite software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
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