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Baristas

Also called: Bar Manager, Barista, Catering Barista, Sales Associate

What they do:
Prepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons.
On the job, you would:
  • Receive and process customer payments.
  • Prepare or serve hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas.
  • Take customer orders and convey them to other employees for preparation.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$18,740
per year, on average
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