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Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Job Information

Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.


  • Most jobs are part time and have few educational requirements, attracting many young people to the occupation—21 percent of these workers were 16 to 19 years old in 2008, about six times the proportion for all workers.
  • Job openings are expected to be abundant through 2018, which will create excellent opportunities for jobseekers.
  • Tips comprise a major portion of earnings for servers, so keen competition is expected for jobs in fine dining and more popular restaurants where potential tips are greatest.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $18,560/yr ($9.28/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education High School diploma