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Food Preparation Workers

General Information

Description

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit87.44%
  2. State and local government5.56%
  3. Private, not for profit3.81%
  4. Self-employed2.50%
  5. Federal government0.43%

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

Industry areas

  • Hospitality & Tourism

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-5%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$29,790

State-by-state Salary

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$37,300
$19,020
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 44%
  • Less than high school 37%
  • Post-master's certificate 13%
  • Bachelor's degree 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security

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