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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Waiters & waitresses and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Waiters & waitresses, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Waiters & waitresses, by average wage, is Traveler accommodation. Waiters & waitresses are paid most in Fulton County (Central)--Atlanta City (South) PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC.


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Demographic information on Waiters & waitresses in the US. The average age of male Waiters & waitresses in the workforce is 29 and of female Waiters & waitresses is 30.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Waiters & waitresses is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Waiters & waitresses from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Waiters & waitresses is Business but a relatively high number of Waiters & waitresses hold a major in Communication Technologies.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Waiters & waitresses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Waiters & waitresses need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Waiters & waitresses need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Critical Thinking, and Coordination.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Waiters & waitresses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Waiters & waitresses are expected to see a growth of 7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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