Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Some Preparation Needed
Your job is to Mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.
Common job titles of Bartenders include:
Experience and Education
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
42.96% said they needed a High School Diploma.
36.98% said they needed a Less than a High School Diploma.
Clean bars, work areas, and tables.
Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.
Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.
Serve wine, and bottled or draft beer.
Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons.
Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons.
Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.
Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks.
Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar.
Collect money for drinks served.
Balance cash receipts.
Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays.
Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar.
Create drink recipes.
Supervise the work of bar staff and other bartenders.
Prepare appetizers such as pickles, cheese, and cold meats.
Order or requisition liquors and supplies.
Plan bar menus.
Ask customers who become loud and obnoxious to leave, or physically remove them.
Upright glass washers
Touch screen monitors
Refrigerated liquid recirculation systems
Professional juicersAll Tools
Point of service workstations
Point of service scanners
Point of sale POS terminals
Point of sale POS printers
Long range charged coupled device CCD barcode scanners
Linear imaging scanners
Frozen drink machines
Electronic beer line maintenance equipment
Draught foam control devices
Credit card processing machines
4-piece cocktail shakers
3-piece cocktail shakers
Focus point of sale POS software
Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale
MICROS Systems HSI Profits Series
NCR Advanced Checkout Solution
NCR NeighborhoodPOSAll Technologies
Point of sale POS software
The General Store
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.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Teaching others how to do something.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.