Waiters

Career Cluster: Linker
Waiters who are friendly and attentive make great servers.

Being a waiter can be a very rewarding job. It allows you to interact with a variety of people from all walks of life, and you get to be a part of their dining experience. Waiters have the opportunity to provide excellent customer service and make a positive impact on their customers’ day. Additionally, working as a waiter can be a great way to develop communication and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure. The fast-paced nature of the job keeps things interesting and exciting, and the tips can be quite lucrative. Overall, being a waiter can be a fulfilling and enjoyable career choice for those who enjoy working with people and thrive in a dynamic environment.

Possible Pathways
Waiters typically receive on-the-job training, which includes learning about menu items, customer service, and proper serving techniques. Some restaurants may also require their wait staff to complete a food safety certification course.

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Culture and Society
Travel and Place
Interest areas
Most Common industries
Communication
Customer Service
Food service
Multitasking
Time-management
core skills

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Projected Growth Source: Jobs and Skills Australia, labourmarketinsights.gov.au, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.
Size of Field Source: ANZSCO 4-digit occupations: ABS Labour Force Survey, February 2023, custom trend.
Hours Worked Source: ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, Customised Report.