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Overview

Baristas prepare and serve coffee, espresso, and other types of espresso-based drinks. They work in coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants. Depending on their work environment, they may take customers' orders, prepare and serve the beverages to customers, and conduct payment transactions. There are more than 4.7 million food and beverage serving and related workers employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Helpful

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Barista Manager, or Coffee Shop Manager

Barista

Barista Trainee