Tour Guides & Escorts

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What they do:
Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
On the job, you would:
  • Describe tour points of interest to group members, and respond to questions.
  • Escort individuals or groups on cruises, sightseeing tours, or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, or art galleries.
  • Monitor visitors' activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices.



  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language
  • history and archeology


  • multimedia

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
  • Pear Deck

Customer relationship management CRM software

  • Centaur Systems Centaur Travel Business Management System TBMS
  • TourTech Systems TourTools


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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