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Baggage Porters and Bellhops

Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Receive and mark baggage by completing and attaching claim checks.
    • Greet incoming guests and escort them to their rooms.
    • Transport guests about premises and local areas, or arrange for transportation.
    • Maintain clean lobbies or entrance areas for travelers or guests.
    • Transfer luggage, trunks, and packages to and from rooms, loading areas, vehicles, or transportation terminals, by hand or using baggage carts.
    • Supply guests or travelers with directions, travel information, and other information, such as available services and points of interest.
    • Explain the operation of room features, such as locks, ventilation systems, and televisions.
    • Assist physically challenged travelers and other guests with special needs.
    • Deliver messages and room service orders, and run errands for guests.
    • Act as part of the security team at transportation terminals, hotels, or similar establishments.
    • Pick up and return items for laundry and valet service.
    • Compute and complete charge slips for services rendered and maintain records.
    • Page guests in hotel lobbies, dining rooms, or other areas.
    • Set up conference rooms, display tables, racks, or shelves, and arrange merchandise displays for sales personnel.
    • Inspect guests' rooms to ensure that they are adequately stocked, orderly, and comfortable.
    • Complete baggage insurance forms.
    • Arrange for shipments of baggage, express mail, and parcels by providing weighing and billing services.


    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Trunk Strength

      The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing.


    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 21820/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 10.49/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 640
    • Yearly Projected Openings 100

    Typical Education


    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation


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