We surveyed 1,618 lodging managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical lodging manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a lodging manager?

Low

High

Working as a lodging manager typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a lodging manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a lodging manager typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a lodging manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a lodging manager. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for lodging managers.

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Do lodging managers work full-time or part-time?

89% of lodging managers work in full-time roles while 11% work part-time.

Is being a lodging manager stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for lodging managers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a lodging manager?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a lodging manager.

How competitive is the workplace for lodging managers?

Low

High

Lodging managers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a lodging manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Lodging managers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are lodging managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Lodging managers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do lodging managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally lodging managers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a lodging manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a lodging manager may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are lodging managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a lodging manager changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a lodging manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for lodging managers.

Does being a good lodging manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a lodging manager.