Career Outlook for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners

Also known as:  Certified Meeting Professional, Conference Organizer, Conference Planner, Conference Planning Manager, Conference Services Director, Conference Services Manager, Convention Planner, Convention Services Manager, Corporate Meeting Planner, Event Planner
The overall job outlook for Meeting, Convention, or Event Planner careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 64.43 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 10.74 percent per year. Demand for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners is expected to go up, with an expected 8,440 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.85 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners in the following states
California 6,420
New York 5,510
Texas 4,430
Illinois 3,520
Florida 3,450
Georgia 2,640
Virginia 2,580
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
Guam 30
Alaska 80
Wyoming 90
North Dakota 90
Idaho 100
New Mexico 120
West Virginia 130