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Summary 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

  • 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.

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Tools & Technology

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

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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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ECR

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.
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.
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.

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Work Values

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.
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.
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

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Wages & Employment Trends

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 (2013) $8.99 hourly, $18,700 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
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
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 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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Sources of Additional Information

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