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BAKERY ASSISTANT: Have To Be Thinking A Few Steps Ahead

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Bella shares her story of working in a bakery. She talks about all the responsibilities she has helping this small business owned by her parents run smoothly. She also shares advice on what people need to be successful in this line of work.

Job Title: Baker Assistant

Job Summary: Bakers

Job Description

Bakers mix and bake ingredients according to recipes to make a variety of breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Bakers have the option of getting certification through the Retail Bakers of America. Although not required, certification can show that a baker has the skills and knowledge to work at a retail baking establishment.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Retail Bakers of America.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, Mathematical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='21000'>different</span> <span m='21290'>kind</span> <span m='21610'>of</span> <span m='21740'>coffee.</span> </p><p><span m='25040'>I</span> <span m='25170'>have</span> <span m='25350'>to</span> <span m='25490'>be</span> <span m='26470'>the</span> <span m='26630'>host.</span> <span m='27380'>I</span> <span m='27460'>have</span> <span m='27700'>to</span> <span m='28260'>greet</span> <span m='28530'>the</span> <span m='28610'>customers</span> <span m='29270'>and</span> <span m='30010'>make</span> <span m='30300'>them</span> <span m='30540'>feel</span> <span m='30880'>welcome.</span> <span m='31500'>And</span> <span m='31864'>yeah,</span> <span m='32229'>I</span> <span m='32479'>have</span> <span m='32659'>to</span> <span m='32780'>know how</span> <span m='33070'>to</span> <span m='33700'>use</span> <span m='34187'>the</span> <span m='35161'>register.</span> </p><p><span m='37109'>I</span> <span m='37596'>have</span> <span m='38083'>to</span> <span m='38570'>know all</span> <span m='39057'>of the</span> <span m='40120'>supplies</span> <span m='40610'>are stocked</span> <span m='41430'>or</span> <span m='41815'>if</span> <span m='42200'>we</span> <span m='42350'>need</span> <span m='42650'>to</span> <span m='43030'>get</span> <span m='43220'>more,</span> <span m='44370'>just</span> <span m='44590'>to</span> <span m='44670'>make</span> <span m='44890'>sure</span> <span m='45090'>everything</span> <span m='46260'>is</span> <span m='47030'>prepared,</span> <span m='47610'>so</span> <span m='47980'>that</span> <span m='48230'>nothing</span> <span m='48600'>is</span> <span m='49580'>a</span> <span m='50280'>surprise.</span> <span m='50890'>Like,</span> <span m='51130'>OK,</span> <span m='51410'>we're</span> <span m='51640'>out</span> <span m='51850'>of</span> <span m='52570'>boxes.</span> <span m='53070'>What</span> <span m='53290'>do we</span> <span m='53420'>do?</span> <span m='54570'>So</span> <span m='54780'>we</span> <span m='54890'>need</span> <span m='55595'>to</span> <span m='56080'>always</span> <span m='56480'>be</span> <span m='57330'>thinking</span> <span m='58070'>a</span> <span m='58310'>few</span> <span m='58460'>steps</span> <span m='58840'>ahead,</span> <span m='59175'>so</span> <span m='59943'>nothing</span> <span m='60809'>is</span> <span m='62595'>chaotic</span> <span m='63080'>and</span> <span m='63995'>unexpected.</span> </p><p><span m='64860'>My</span> <span m='65030'>parents</span> <span m='65550'>own</span> <span m='65730'>this</span> <span m='65840'>pastry</span> <span m='66410'>shop,</span> <span m='66700'>so</span> <span m='66990'>I've</span> <span m='67180'>been</span> <span m='67400'>working</span> <span m='67740'>here</span> <span m='68060'>since</span> <span m='68450'>I</span> <span m='68660'>was</span> <span m='69030'>a</span> <span m='69140'>child,</span> <span m='69760'>in</span> <span m='70200'>various</span> <span m='70540'>small</span> <span m='70980'>ways.</span> <span m='72200'>I</span> <span m='73740'>only</span> <span m='73960'>recently</span> <span m='74490'>started</span> <span m='76400'>being</span> <span m='77550'>more</span> <span m='77890'>of</span> <span m='77940'>a</span> <span m='79380'>actual</span> <span m='79830'>employee,</span> <span m='80420'>so</span> <span m='81060'>working</span> <span m='81530'>more</span> <span m='82650'>usual</span> <span m='83400'>shifts.</span> </p><p><span m='84120'>The</span> <span m='84530'>advice</span> <span m='84790'>I</span> <span m='85070'>would give</span> <span m='86120'>to</span> <span m='87060'>someone who</span> <span m='87400'>is</span> <span m='87740'>working</span> <span m='88440'>in</span> <span m='89350'>a</span> <span m='89410'>bakery</span> <span m='89550'>is</span> <span m='90510'>to</span> <span m='91860'>just</span> <span m='92090'>show up</span> <span m='92340'>on</span> <span m='92600'>time,</span> <span m='93280'>to</span> <span m='94052'>know</span> <span m='94440'>all</span> <span m='94640'>of</span> 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