Career Outlook for Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Also known as:  Mess Attendant
The overall job outlook for Combined Food Preparation or Serving Worker careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 25.76 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 4.29 percent per year. Demand for Food Preparation and Serving Workers is expected to go up, with an expected 403,820 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.87 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Food Preparation and Serving Workers in the following states
California 261,460
Texas 234,060
Florida 152,280
Ohio 139,960
Pennsylvania 116,340
New York 116,100
Illinois 110,030
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Virgin Islands 560
Guam 1,120
Wyoming 3,810
Vermont 4,200
Alaska 5,640
District of Columbia 6,420
South Dakota 6,670
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