Food Batchmakers

General Information

Description

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit93.39%
  2. Self-employed4.50%
  3. Private, not for profit1.42%
  4. State and local government0.52%
  5. Federal government0.11%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of food and tobacco processing workers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 32,600 openings for food and tobacco processing workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$32,710

State-by-state Salary

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$39,700
$23,720
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 37%
  • Some college 26%
  • Post-secondary certificate 21%
  • Less than high school 13%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Food Production
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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