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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Chefs & head cooks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Chefs & head cooks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Chefs & head cooks, by average wage, is Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. . Chefs & head cooks are paid most in Oyster Bay Town (North) & Glen Cove City PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Sunset Park & Windsor Terrace PUMA, NY.


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Demographic information on Chefs & head cooks in the US. The average age of male Chefs & head cooks in the workforce is 38.3 and of female Chefs & head cooks is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Chefs & head cooks is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Chefs & head cooks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Chefs & head cooks is Business but a relatively high number of Chefs & head cooks hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Chefs & head cooks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chefs & head cooks need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Coordination, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Chefs & head cooks need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Chefs & head cooks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Chefs & head cooks are expected to see a growth of 9.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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