Skip navigation


Also called: Baker, Bakery Manager, Dough Mixer, Mixer

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Basic Food Service Marine; Food Service Specialist

What they do:
Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.
On the job, you would:
  • Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.
  • Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Afcom Datasafe Computer Services FlexiBake
  • Sage 100 ERP
Analytical or scientific software
  • Axxya Systems Nutritionist Pro
  • Enggist & Grandjean EGS CALCMENU software
Data base user interface and query software
  • At Your Service Software CostGuard
  • Barrington Software CookenPro


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Training Find Certifications Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
Check out my state Local Salary Info Find Jobs

Explore More

See more details at O*NET OnLine about bakers.