Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

General Information

Description

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
  • Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Job Outlook

Overall employment of food and beverage serving and related workers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth, however, will vary by occupation. (See table below for details.) As a growing population continues to dine out, purchase take-out meals, or have food delivered, more restaurants, particularly fast-food and casual dining restaurants, are expected to open. In response, more food and beverage serving workers, including fast-food workers, will be required to serve customers. In addition, nontraditional food service operations, such as those inside grocery stores and cafeterias in hospitals and residential care facilities, will serve more prepared meals. Because these workers are essential to the operation of a food-serving establishment, they will continue to be in demand.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$22,460

State-by-state Salary

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$30,590
$17,970
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 55%
  • High school 32%
  • Some college 5%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Post-doctoral training 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Food Production
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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