Cooks, Short Order

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What do they do?

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.

Also known as:

Breakfast Cook, Caterer, Cook, Deli Cook (Delicatessen Cook), Food and Beverage Attendant, Grill Cook, Line Cook, Pizza Maker, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook), Short Order Cook, Snack Bar Cook

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Cooks, Short Order in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Cooks, Short Order is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
  • 250

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #28 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.9%)
  • Associate's degree (5.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (18.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (28.3%)

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.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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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).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean food preparation areas, facilities, or equipment.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Prepare hot or cold beverages.
  • Prepare breads or doughs.
  • Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas.
  • Maintain food, beverage, or equipment inventories.
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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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