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Service: Career and Education Opportunities in Pennsylvania

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.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.

CITIES WITH Service OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania


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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.