Grade 15 - Hospitality and Tourism

Planning Meetings and Special Events (Credit: 0.50)

Welcome to Planning Meetings and Special Events. Being a meetings and special events planner is an important job that's both demanding and rewarding. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects this profession will grow by 43.7 percent between 2010 and 2020. It's not all fun and parties, though. In 2012, CareerCast ranked being an event planner as the sixth most stressful job, with soldiers and firefighters holding the top two positions. That's because a meeting coordinator is responsible for every detail of an event. Planners have to know how to communicate, be empathetic, and think of their clients. It's crucial to remember that in some instances the event will be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, so it's important to get it right. Being a meetings and events planner can be an interesting career, one that you can be sure won't ever be boring.