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.
- 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.
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:
|Office suite software — Microsoft Office software|
|Point of sale POS software|
|Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel|
|Word processing software — Microsoft Word|
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.|
|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.|
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 (2012)||$8.92 hourly, $18,560 annual|
|Employment (2010)||446,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2010-2020)||Slower than average (3% to 9%)|
|Projected job openings (2010-2020)||350,400|
|Top industries (2010)|
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2010-2020 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2010-2020). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
State & National Job Banks
Sources of Additional Information
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- Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition.