Confectionery Industry Workers

High School

Confectionery industry workers usually must have a high school diploma. After they are hired, employees learn production skills via on-the-job training that may last from a few days to a month. High school courses in chemistry, biology, and shop are useful as background for some jobs, but skills are gained only through experience. Family and consumer science classes may offer the opportunity to learn about cooking, baking, and food products. For some advanced positions, such as candy maker, workers may need technical expertise in food chemistry or other fields, as well as a solid knowledge of the industry.  

Subscribe to Vault to unlock this premium content including:

  • Earnings
  • Outlook
  • Resources & Associations and more.

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.


Your institution does not have an active account.

Subscribe Now


Contact your Career Center, Alumni Office
and Library to find out more.



Please select your institution
to gain full access.


Related Industries