Guide

Escort visitors around city or town.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Guides do?

Escorts visitors around city or town: Advises visitors, such as convention delegates, foreign government personnel, or salesmen, as to location of buildings, points of interest, and other sites, or escorts visitors to designated locations, using private or public transportation. May carry equipment, luggage, or sample cases for visitors. May be required to speak foreign language when communicating with foreign visitors. May be designated according to type of visitor directed or escorted as Guide, Delegate.


Should I be a Guide?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Airport Guide, Discovery Guide, Guide, Delegate, Guide, Visitor, Licensed Guide, Mountain Guide, Outdoor Guide

    How to become a Guide

    Guides often have an Associate's degree or higher. Chart?chd=s:9jcjpa&chl=no+college+%2835%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%2816%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2820%25%29|master%27s+%289%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,35,35
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