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Travel: Career and Education Opportunities in West Virginia

Travel: Travel attendants and guides aid clients as they travel to and explore new places. In the air, in hotels and on the street, they work to make travel and enjoyable and illuminating experience.

West Virginia
West Virginia photo by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation

West Virginia has a population of 1,819,777, which has grown by 0.63% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mountain State," West Virginia's capital and biggest city is Charleston. In 2008, there were a total of 934,944 jobs in West Virginia. The average annual income was $31,634 in 2008, up from $30,121 in 2007. The unemployment rate in West Virginia was 7.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Approximately 14.8% of West Virginia residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in West Virginia include bituminous coal underground mining, plastics material manufacturing, and pipeline transportation. Notable tourist attractions include the P A Denny, the Robert C Byrd Health Sciences C of W Vrgna Unvrsty, and the Craik.


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Tour Guide

Tour Guides escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries. Tour Guides need to read and understand what has been read. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Transportation Attendant

Transportation Attendants provide services to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, or within the station or terminal. Transportation Attendants need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.