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Short Order Cooks

Prepare and cook foods that only take a short time to make.

Quick Facts


Well below the statewide median
$17.56 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  9.6%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Arrange food for serving.
  • Cook foods.
  • Prepare breads or doughs.
  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
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Job Title Examples:

Deli Cook (Delicatessen Cook)
Pizza Maker
Prep Cook (Preparation Cook)

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