Employment for bartenders is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all careers through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Because of high turnover in this profession, however, bartending jobs are readily available. This high turnover rate is due to the fact that many people work as bartenders for a short time as they pursue other careers, or while they are finishing school. Others view a bartending position as the first step on a career ladder that leads them to a career in restaurant or bar management. The best opportunities will be available to those who have completed bartending school and who have prior industry experience and excellent customer-service skills. 

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