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.


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