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Career and Education Opportunities for Waiters in Michigan

Michigan has a population of 9,969,727, which has grown by 0.31% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Great Lakes State," its capital is Lansing, though its largest city is Detroit.

There are currently 77,380 working waiters in Michigan; this should grow by 9% to about 84,550 working waiters in the state by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for waiters are expected to grow by about 6.4%. Waiters generally take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

Income for waiters is about $7 hourly or $15,980 per year on average in Michigan. Nationally, their income is about $8 per hour or $16,660 per year. Incomes for waiters are not quite as good as in the overall category of Service in Michigan, and not quite as good as the overall Service category nationally. Waiters work in a variety of jobs, including: banquet server, captain waiter, and headwaitress.

In 2008, there were a total of 5,397,807 jobs in Michigan. The average annual income was $34,953 in 2008, up from $34,185 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Michigan was 13.6% in 2009, which has grown by 5.3% since the previous year. Approximately 21.8% of Michigan residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Michigan include transportation equipment manufacturing, motor vehicle manufacturing, and motor vehicle parts manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Charles H Wright Museum of African American Histry, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Bullock Edwards & Associates.

CITIES WITH Waiter OPPORTUNITIES IN Michigan


JOB DESCRIPTION: Waiter

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

In general, waiters take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment.

Every day, waiters are expected to be able to listen to and understand others in meetings. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they speak clearly.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Michigan include:

  • Counter Clerk. Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.
  • Dining Room Attendant. Facilitate food service. Clean tables, carry dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, and dishes; supply service bar with food, and serve water, butter, and coffee to patrons.
  • Food Service Aide. Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
  • Host Coordinator. Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Michigan

Michigan
Michigan photo by Jjegers

Michigan has a population of 9,969,727, which has grown by 0.31% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Great Lakes State," its capital is Lansing, though its most populous city is Detroit. In 2008, there were a total of 5,397,807 jobs in Michigan. The average annual income was $34,953 in 2008, up from $34,185 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Michigan was 13.6% in 2009, which has grown by 5.3% since the previous year. About 21.8% of Michigan residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Michigan include transportation equipment manufacturing, motor vehicle manufacturing, and motor vehicle parts manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Bullock Edwards & Associates, the Detroit Historical Society, and the Charles H Wright Museum of African American Histry.