Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

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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

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Florida:

  • 3.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #23 in job growth rate
  • 46,770

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #3 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.3%)
  • Associate's degree (7.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (21.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (45.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (17.8%)

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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