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 109,660 food batchmakers, including sugar and confectionery product manufacturing workers, in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Operate machinery to manufacture and package sweets; make certain candies by hand.
Alternate Title(s) Batchmakers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but the candy industry is most active in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, N.Y., and California
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience No experience is needed, but those with experience are more likely to land jobs, earn higher pay, and get promoted
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Candy Supervisor or Candy Maker
  • Confectionary Industry Worker
  • Helper

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