Baker

Yesenia Arteese Period 10

My Career

I want to be a Baker! I want to do this because I enjoy the aromas of baking sweets in the oven. I want to do what I love with the people I love. I want to open up a bakery with my Mom. I have always wanted to be many things but being a Baker has always sparked up a bigger future in my mind.

Career Details

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Observe colors of products being baked and adjust oven temperatures, humidity, or conveyor speeds accordingly.
  • Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.
  • Measure or weigh flour or other ingredients to prepare batters, doughs, fillings, or icings, using scales or graduated containers.
  • Roll, knead, cut, or shape dough to form sweet rolls, pie crusts, tarts, cookies, or other products.
  • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.
  • Check the quality of raw materials to ensure that standards and specifications are met.
  • Adapt the quantity of ingredients to match the amount of items to be baked.
  • Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings to baked goods, using spatulas or brushes.
  • Check equipment to ensure that it meets health and safety regulations and perform maintenance or cleaning, as necessary.

Hours

  • Bakers make their own hours.


Working location(s)

  • Hotels, restaurants, schools, homes, bakery, etc.


Salary/Wage Potential

  • $11.18 hourly, $23,250 annual
  • Job openings- 46,800

Education Needed

  • These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  • Self-taught

Skills Required

  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Coordination
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking

Job Outlook/Growth

  • Not a very saturated.
  • Growth- Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Advancement Opportunities or Related Jobs

  • Executive Pastry Chef
  • personal chefs
  • culinary educators
  • move to larger kitchens
  • caterers
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