Tour Guide

What Does A Tour Guide Do?

A tour guide may schedule and conduct tours of various historical or interesting locations. Nick, the tour guide featured in the video, does a lot more than just a tour guide because he is the owner of his tour company.

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How Do I Become A Tour Guide?

There is not set degree requirement for this position. A four-year bachelor’s degree in history or a related field may be very useful in obtaining one of these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Tour Guide?

High – 43,000
Median – 24,000
Low – 18,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Tour Guide?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Hospitality
  • History
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Tour Guide?

A tour guide can work for any tour company, historical site, or museum. Many people who do this only do it part-time. Many tours may require outdoor work and one may spend long periods of time on their feet.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Tour Guide?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Most tour guide positions are likely part-time.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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