Are you curious about a career as a waiter and waitress in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.
Now you can learn what Waiters and Waitresses do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.
While you watch the first video on waiters and waitresses, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.
If you’re interested in a career as a waiter and waitress in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.
Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for waiters and waitresses and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a waiter and waitress. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.
You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about waiters and waitresses below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on waiters and waitresses in the United States of America.
Waiters and waitresses take orders and serve food and beverages to customers in dining establishments.
Waiters and waitresses work in restaurants, bars, hotels, and other food-serving and drinking establishments. Work schedules include early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays. Many work part time. During busy hours, they may be under pressure to serve customers quickly and efficiently.
Most waiters and waitresses learn on the job. No formal education is required.
The median hourly wage for waiters and waitresses was $11.42 in May 2020.
Employment of waiters and waitresses is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects are expected to be very good because of the many workers who leave their jobs each year. Candidates seeking employment at upscale restaurants may face strong competition for jobs.