This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Jobacle.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have watched food transform into something we need to survive to a full-fledged form of entertainment. Chock full of long-term career opportunities, the restaurant industry continues to be the entree to the U.S labor market’s recovery.
Since I started Jobacle back in 2005, I have always been fascinated that so few people get to do what they love for a living. Well, living your artistic dream is no longer reserved for actors and singers. The culinary arts give restaurant workers a career path with upward mobility, all while they get to do what they love. In fact, 7 out of 10 restaurant employees say that they will likely continue working in the industry until they retire. Talk about ordering seconds!
Dining out used to be something we did when we were out, now it’s often why we go out! And that’s a trend that will continue to stew for the foreseeable future. About 1 in 10 working Americans are currently making dough in the restaurant industry. One of the coolest statistics you will find below is that 42% of restaurant owners started their business from scratch. So if you’re looking to start your own business, the restaurant industry is a great way to learn about the multi-faceted world of working for yourself.
So let’s recap: Upward mobility, job security and doing what you love. If you need a career change or a total life reboot, the restaurant world is clearly An Industry of Opportunity.
Check out this infographic from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.