Confectionery Industry Workers

Confectionery industry workers manufacture and package sweets, including bonbons, hard and soft candy, stuffed dates, popcorn balls, and many other types of confections. There are approximately 133,470 food batchmakers in the United States. About 9 percent work in sugar and confectionery product manufacturing.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Batchmakers
Duties Operate machinery to manufacture and package sweets; make certain candies by hand.
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements Some may be required to pass medical examinations to show that they are free from communicable diseases.
Employment Prospects Poor
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Candy Supervisor or Candy Maker
  • Confectionary Industry Worker
  • Helper

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