Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

What do they do?

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.

Also known as:

Car Hop, Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Deli Worker (Delicatessen Worker), Dietary Aide, Food Service Assistant, Food Service Worker, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook), Sandwich Artist, School Cafeteria Cook, Server

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 19.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #23 in job growth rate
  • 20,170

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #11 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.6%)
  • Associate's degree (7%)
  • Some college, no degree (22.3%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (44.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (18.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Communicate with customers to resolve complaints or ensure satisfaction.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
  • Operate cash registers.
  • Take customer orders.
  • Cook foods.
  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.0 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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