Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

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What do they do?

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.

Also known as:

Dining Room Server, Food Server, Food Service Worker, Kitchen Runner, Room Server, Room Service Server, Tray Server

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Food Servers, Nonrestaurant is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 10.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #17 in job growth rate
  • 1,230

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth

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Majors that prepare Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.1%)
  • Master's degree (1.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.9%)
  • Associate's degree (7.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (23.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (14.9%)

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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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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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.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Arrange food for serving.
  • Clean tableware.
  • Monitor food services operations to ensure procedures are followed.
  • Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies.
  • Communicate dining or order details to kitchen personnel.
  • Process customer bills or payments.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 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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