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Bartenders

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:
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
  • Collect money for drinks served.
  • Balance cash receipts.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

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
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$20,800
$17,310
$40,230
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