Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (35-3021)

Occupation description:  Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 4,6645,102 9.4432 452928
United States 3,452,2004,032,100 16.8331,400 346,600735,990

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 10.218.168.84 9.7011.2712.85
Alaska 12.2510.0710.26 11.2912.8816.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 11.9210.0710.15 11.1112.1415.24
Fairbanks North Star Borough 12.5810.0810.52 11.7714.0717.20
Southeast Region 12.7910.0710.14 11.3513.8418.68
Balance of State 13.0010.0810.65 11.7514.6918.43

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6,2331,374 22.015.4 11.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2,489
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation470
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3,491
Number of job position postings 266
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.1

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