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Career and Education Opportunities for Bartenders in Louisiana

Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its biggest city is New Orleans.

Currently, 6,190 people work as bartenders in Louisiana. This is expected to grow 26% to about 7,830 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for bartenders are expected to grow by about 8.0%. Bartenders generally mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

A person working as a bartender can expect to earn about $7 hourly or $14,760 yearly on average in Louisiana and about $8 per hour or $17,770 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. Incomes for bartenders are not quite as good as in the overall category of Bartending in Louisiana, and better than the overall Bartending category nationally. Bartenders work in a variety of jobs, including: bar tender, taproom attendant, and bartender server.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Approximately 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Musee Conti Wax Museum, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.

CITIES WITH Bartender OPPORTUNITIES IN Louisiana


JOB DESCRIPTION: Bartender

Bartender video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, bartenders mix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff.

Every day, bartenders are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Louisiana

Louisiana
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Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans. In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Reverend Zombies House of Voodoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.