14. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

August 23, 2018

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Millennial percent of total employment: 46.1%Median age of all employees: 36Total employment: 519,000 (9.3% projected growth)Median annual wage: $31,960Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

The duties of first-line supervisors involve coordinating activities of workers who prepare and serve food. Supervisors may also handle financial activities, such as payroll and cash handling, as well as customer service. Supervisors are often responsible for ensuring supplies, equipment, and work areas adhere to industry and safety standards. Most of the skills required for this service-oriented profession can be learned on the job; developing strong “people skills” is a must.

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