Sample 1 - State of California

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Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers
(SOC Code : 35-3021)
in California

Perform duties which combine both food preparation and food service.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$9.93$8.71$9.20$10.59

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 2020267,900341,30073,40027.414,810

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Grocery Stores 16,1117.0%
Special Food Services 3,5865.1%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,3872.4%
Community Care Facility for the Elderly 5,4241.5%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Serve customers in eating places that specialize in fast service and inexpensive carry-out food.
Accept payment from customers, and make change as necessary.
Request and record customer orders, and compute bills using cash registers, multicounting machines, or pencil and paper.
Clean and organize eating, service, and kitchen areas.
Notify kitchen personnel of shortages or special orders.
Communicate with customers regarding orders, comments, and complaints.
Prepare daily food items, and cook simple foods and beverages, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, or coffee using proper safety precautions and sanitary measures.
Select food items from serving or storage areas and place them in dishes, on serving trays, or in takeout bags.
Relay food orders to cooks.
Prepare and serve cold drinks, or frozen milk drinks or desserts, using drink-dispensing, milkshake, or frozen custard machines.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Data for Tasks not available.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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