Baker

Sara Vickers

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Education

No educational credentials and no work experience in any other occupations are required for this occupation. Some bakers go to colonary school for 1-2 years to learn there way around the kitchen.

Projected Job Openings

Job employment for bakers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024. However, employment for bakers is low do to food companies relying on machines more and more.

Median Wage;

$11.62 per hour

$24,170 per year

Tasks Required For Job

  • Check the quality of baking ingredients
  • Measure and weigh flour and other ingredients
  • Combine measured ingredients in mixers or blenders
  • Knead, roll, cut, and shape dough
  • Place dough into pans, into molds, or onto baking sheets
  • Observe color and state of products being baked
  • Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings

Skills Required For This Job

  • Detail oriented: Must be able to closely monitor things in the oven to prevent them from burning. Must pay attention to detail since pastries and cakes often have intricate designs.
  • Math skills: Must have basic math skills in order to measure out ingredients and materials.
  • Physical strength: Must be able to hold heavy objects like bags of flour and other ingredients.