Beverage Industry Workers

Beverage industry workers are located throughout the United States, manufacturing and bottling (or otherwise packaging) soft drinks, including carbonated beverages, coffee, tea, juices, and mineral and spring waters.

In addition to major locations where manufacturing, research and development, and administrative work are performed, many companies have smaller sites for bottling and distribution. Thus there are a variety of sites for larger companies as well as small, local manufacturers.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Manufacture and bottle (or otherwise package) soft drinks, including carbonated beverages, juices, coffee, tea, and mineral and spring waters
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience Internships and part-time jobs
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Realistic
  • Technical
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Plant Manager
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Machinery Operator

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