Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (35-2012)

Occupation description:  Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 652704 8.05 1823
United States 417,600443,900 6.32,630 11,05013,680

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.298.369.41 11.5214.3317.75
Alaska 18.7212.5515.27 18.1522.2426.34
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.8311.5813.94 16.7019.1622.70
Fairbanks North Star Borough 18.6013.9016.02 18.5121.7623.36
Southeast Region 18.8212.9815.86 19.0922.0923.94
Balance of State 20.1613.0515.92 19.4224.9228.24

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
823192 23.354.3 44.5
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation241
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation26
UI claimants previously working in occupation129
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 881
Number of job position postings 194
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
ServSafe

 Degree
Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Professional Cooking & Baking Certificate

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Culinary Arts

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certification
Cottage Foods