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Bakers are employed to mix and bake pastries, breads, doughnuts, and other baked goods for sale in eating establishments and retail businesses. Most baking and pastry workers mass produce their culinary delights in industrial ovens, mixers, and other equipment. The varieties of baked goods created by those employed in the baking and pastries industry are limited only by the imaginations and individual skills and experience of the baker.

Education & Career Opportunities in Baking and Pastry

Although little or no formal education is required for employment in baking and pastry jobs, many are turning to baking and pastry degree programs at culinary arts schools and community colleges. The Retail Bakers of America offers a voluntary certificate program that assures potential and present employers that the certified person is knowledgeable in staff training, retail sales, baking sanitation, and management practices. The Retail Bakers of America certification depends on the accumulation of experience and education evidenced by successfully passing an examination. Certification ranges from the certified journey baker with a year's experience to the certified master baker who has completed extensive educational requirements and eight years' experience in the field.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for bakers in 2009 was $23,630. Baking and pastry jobs are typically found in full-service and limited-service restaurants, grocery stores, and in bakeries and tortilla manufacturing. Top-paying employers include school systems, colleges and universities, state government facilities, and traveler accommodation services.

 

 

 



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