There are currently an estimated 871,100 food preparation workers in the United States. The food preparation worker job market is expected to grow by 7.9% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are food preparation workers?
CareerExplorer rates food preparation workers with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 77,300 food preparation workers. That number is based on 68,600 additional food preparation workers, and the retirement of 8,700 existing food preparation workers.
What’s the supply of food preparation workers?
The food preparation worker industry is concentrated in California, Florida, New York
Food Preparation Worker job market by state
|State Name||Employed Food Preparation Workers|
|District of Columbia||3,630|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||370|