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Details Report for:
35-3022.01 - Baristas

Prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Interests  |  Work Values  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Prepare or serve hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas.
  • Clean or sanitize work areas, utensils, or equipment.
  • Clean service or seating areas.
  • Check temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, or heating equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Describe menu items to customers or suggest products that might appeal to them.
  • Order, receive, or stock supplies or retail products.
  • Provide customers with product details, such as coffee blend or preparation descriptions.
  • Receive and process customer payments.
  • Serve prepared foods, such as muffins, biscotti, or bagels.
  • Stock customer service stations with paper products or beverage preparation items.
  • Take customer orders and convey them to other employees for preparation.
  • Take out garbage.
  • Weigh, grind, or pack coffee beans for customers.
  • Wrap, label, or date food items for sale.
  • Create signs to advertise store products or events.
  • Demonstrate the use of retail equipment, such as espresso machines.
  • Prepare or serve menu items, such as sandwiches or salads.
  • Set up or restock product displays.
  • Slice fruits, vegetables, desserts, or meats for use in food service.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Cappuccino or espresso machines — Espresso makers
Commercial use blenders — Drink blenders
Commercial use coffee grinders — Coffee grinders
Commercial use coffee or iced tea makers — Coffee brewing machines; Tea brewers
Commercial use cutlery — Chefs' knives
Commercial use dishwashers — Restaurant dishwashers
Commercial use food warmers — Steam tables
Commercial use grills — Panini presses
Commercial use scales — Electronic food scales
Commercial use toasters — Commercial kitchen toasters
Electronic funds transfer point of sale equipment — Credit card processing machines
Laser printers — Computer laser printers
Point of sale POS terminal — Point of sale POS terminals
Razor knives — Box cutters
Touch screen monitors — Touch screen registers

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Point of sale POS software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
61   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
61   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
61   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
45   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
39   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
 Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
56   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
45   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
28   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
25   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
17   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
17   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

National

Median wages data collected from Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop.
Employment data collected from Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop.
Industry data collected from Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop.

Median wages (2012) $8.92 hourly, $18,560 annual
Employment (2012) 439,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 267,800
Top industries (2012)
Accommodation and Food Services (63% employed in this sector)

State & National

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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State & National Job Banks

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Sources of Additional Information

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