Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
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Food service, waiter/waitress, and dining room management/manager is a program that prepares individuals to serve food to customers in formal or informal settings. includes instruction in the nutritional, sensory, and functional properties of food and its ingredients; food services principles; table and counter services; dining room operations and procedures; service personnel supervision and management; communication skills; business math; safety; and sanitation.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in food service, waiter/waitress, and dining room management/manager at each level last year.
0204060801000-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
People with this degree have gone on to work in these careers
undefined majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all food service, waiter/waitress, and dining room management/manager graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 63% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 83% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in food service, waiter/waitress, and dining room management/manager earned in the last academic year, 50% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 55% of other programs.
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Recommended careers
Those who study this degree may be prepared to work as:
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$23K$25K$29K$0$10K$20K$30K$40KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$13K$18K$39K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
$0$200K$32K
988,900
10.8%
169,900
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer food service, waiter/waitress, and dining room management/manager degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Arkansas State University Mid - South
AR
897
23.2
$11,174
14%
Henry Ford College
MI
8,919
55.4
$3,299
32%
11%
Lakeshore Technical College
WI
1,524
14.9
$9,337
66%
41%
Milwaukee Area Technical College
WI
8,621
17.3
$7,183
47%
34%
Montgomery County Community College
PA
6,626
41.5
$8,525
57%
13%
Northampton County Area Community College
PA
6,752
56.5
$7,981
56%
22%
Richland Community College
IL
1,622
29.8
$5,017
47%
20%
Tulsa Technology Center
OK
2,819
14.4
$5,567
Western Technical College
WI
2,819
15.5
$8,876
60%
45%
Westmoreland County Community College
PA
3,420
45.5
$6,772
59%
21%
William Rainey Harper College
IL
9,372
47.4
$6,938
55%
39%
Explore similar programs

Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager is part of a larger collection of programs: Culinary Services. Is there a different program that's close to Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

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Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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