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Career and Education Opportunities for Waiters in Nebraska

Nebraska has a population of 1,796,619, which has grown by 4.99% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Cornhusker State," its capital is Lincoln, though its most populous city is Omaha.

Currently, 15,860 people work as waiters in Nebraska. This is expected to grow 19% to about 18,920 people 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.

The income of a waiter is about $7 hourly or $14,800 per year on average in Nebraska. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $8 hourly or $16,660 per year on average. Incomes for waiters are not quite as good as in the overall category of Service in Nebraska, and not quite as good as the overall Service category nationally. People working as waiters can fill a number of jobs, such as: headwaitress, informal waiter/waitress, and banquet captain.

In 2008, there were a total of 1,253,549 jobs in Nebraska. The average annual income was $39,182 in 2008, up from $37,899 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Nebraska was 4.6% in 2009, which has grown by 1.3% since the previous year. Approximately 23.7% of Nebraska residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nebraska include food manufacturing, animal slaughtering, and animal slaughtering. Notable tourist destinations include the Mormon Trail Center, the Durham Western Heritage Museum, and the Tiger Door.

CITIES WITH Waiter OPPORTUNITIES IN Nebraska


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 Nebraska 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.
  • Host Coordinator. Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Nebraska

Nebraska
Nebraska photo by Matthew Trump

Nebraska has a population of 1,796,619, which has grown by 4.99% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Cornhusker State," its capital is Lincoln, though its most populous city is Omaha. In 2008, there were a total of 1,253,549 jobs in Nebraska. The average annual income was $39,182 in 2008, up from $37,899 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Nebraska was 4.6% in 2009, which has grown by 1.3% since the previous year. Approximately 23.7% of Nebraska residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Nebraska include food manufacturing, animal slaughtering, and animal slaughtering. Notable tourist destinations include the Douglas County Historical Society, the Museum Kaneko, and the Joslyn Art Museum.