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Travel agents
Description: Travel agents make hotel, airline, carrental, and cruise reservations for people and businesses. They plan group tours and conferences. They tell clients what papers they need to travel in foreign countries. They must be up-to-date on cultural and political issues, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $23,001 to $28,000 per year


There are 16 math topics Travel agents need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning