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Food Preparation Workers

Job Information

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.


  • 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 $19,270/yr ($9.64/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma