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Service: Career and Education Opportunities in Detroit, Michigan

Service: Food Service staff are the waiters and waitresses that take our orders and bring us our food. They are the front line of the food service industry.

Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit is located in Wayne County, Michigan. It has a population of over 912,062, which has shrunk by 4.1% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Detroit, 86, is well below the national average. New single-family homes in Detroit are priced at $108,900 on average, which is well below the state average. In 2008, eighty-five new homes were built in Detroit, down from one hundred fifty-four the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Detroit are health care, educational services, and transportation equipment. For men, it is transportation equipment, construction, and administrative and support and waste management services. The average commute to work is about 28 minutes. More than 11.0% of Detroit residents have a bachelor's degree, which is lower than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 4.2%, is lower than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Detroit is 27.0%, which is greater than Michigan's average of 14.3%.

The percentage of Detroit residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 37.7%, is less than both the national and state average. The most common religious groups are the Catholic Church, the Muslim Estimate and the Lutheran Church.

Detroit is home to the Memorial Park Marina and the Detroit Golf Club as well as Chene Park and Mallett Playground. Visitors to Detroit can choose from Corktown Inn, Clark's Motel and Days Inn of Downtown Detroit for temporary stays in the area.

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CAREERS WITHIN: Service

Counter Clerk

Counter Clerks serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter Clerks need to speak clearly and communicate with others. They also need to note the reactions and responses of others in both work and social situations.
Dining Room Attendant

Dining Room Attendants facilitate food service. Dining Room Attendants need to speak clearly and communicate with others. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.
Host Coordinator

Host Coordinators welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service. Host Coordinators need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Waiter

Waiters take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Waiters need to speak clearly and communicate with others. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.