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Also called: Bar Captain, Bar Manager, Bartender, Mixologist

What they do:
Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.


  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Social Orientation
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Point of sale POS software
  • ICVERIFY software
  • Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software
Data base user interface and query software
  • AZZ CardFile software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

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New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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