Bakers

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What do they do?

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Also known as:

Baker, Bakery Clerk, Bakery Manager, Cake Decorator, Dough Mixer, Machine Operator, Mixer, Pastry Chef, Pastry Cook, Processor, Scaler

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Bakers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #27 in job growth rate
  • 520

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #18 in net job growth

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Award of less than 1 academic year, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.5%)
  • Master's degree (1.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.7%)
  • Associate's degree (8.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (20.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (37.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (21%)

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Evaluate quality of food ingredients or prepared foods.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Operate cooking, baking, or other food preparation equipment.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Inspect food products.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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