The position of concierge often is so interesting and challenging that many keep their jobs their entire working career. However, there are many opportunities for those who want to advance to other departments. Because a concierge’s duties are very people-oriented, similar positions, such as a front desk manager, should be considered. If a concierge has a hotel-management or even a business degree, and working experience, as well as superior management skills, they could work for the position of general manager.
The extremely ambitious can also consider starting their own concierge business. Personal concierges strive to be personal assistants to those too busy to organize their home or run errands. For a fixed price, personal concierges are responsible for a set of weekly duties; special requests, such as planning dinner parties or buying Christmas gifts, require extra payment. Since retainer fees for a personal concierge are steep anywhere from $400 to $800 a month people requiring such services are either extremely busy, very wealthy, or both.