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Cooks, Short Order

Job Information

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.


  • Many cooks and food preparation workers are young—35 percent are below the age of 24.
  • One-third of these workers are employed part time.
  • Job openings are expected to be plentiful because many of these workers will leave the occupation for full-time employment or better wages.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $19,780/yr ($9.89/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma