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BARISTA: Networking With Coffee Shop Patrons

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Akira, a barista at a hospital, spends her typical day making and serving coffee and food to doctors and elderly people. She is using this job as an opportunity to network with doctors and find out more about different jobs in the medical field. She tells us that it is important to keep an open mind in any job and meet people because you never know when someone can help you further your career.

Job Title: Barista
Employer: Kaiser Permanente

Job Summary: Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

Job Description

Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, Strength/stamina, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Culinary Arts
Hospitality
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m='16920'>job</span> <span m='17470'>than</span> <span m='21940'>just</span> <span m='22070'>going</span> <span m='22290'>to</span> <span m='22340'>school,</span> <span m='23460'>if</span> <span m='23580'>that</span> <span m='23770'>makes</span> <span m='24020'>sense.</span> </p><p><span m='26270'>I</span> <span m='26830'>look</span> <span m='27030'>forward,</span> <span m='27420'>actually,</span> <span m='27880'>to</span> <span m='28000'>coming</span> <span m='28230'>to</span> <span m='28390'>work,</span> <span m='29210'>because</span> <span m='29700'>I'd</span> <span m='29820'>rather</span> <span m='30120'>be</span> <span m='31100'>here</span> <span m='31500'>and</span> <span m='31850'>learning,</span> <span m='32140'>and</span> <span m='32280'>it</span> <span m='32409'>actually</span> <span m='32780'>is</span> <span m='33280'>a</span> <span m='33370'>stepping</span> <span m='33730'>stool.</span> <span m='33950'>Because</span> <span m='34130'>I</span> <span m='34250'>am</span> <span m='34440'>in</span> <span m='34520'>a</span> <span m='34550'>hospital,</span> <span m='35550'>so I get</span> <span m='35920'>to meet</span> <span m='36140'>doctors,</span> <span m='36970'>and</span> <span m='38290'>ask</span> <span m='38610'>them</span> <span m='38750'>questions,</span> <span m='39220'>and</span> <span m='39310'>get</span> <span m='39420'>a</span> <span m='39490'>little</span> <span m='39700'>bit</span> <span m='39860'>of</span> <span m='39940'>feed</span> <span m='40280'>on</span> <span m='40730'>things</span> <span m='41000'>I</span> <span m='41090'>might</span> <span m='41320'>want</span> <span m='41470'>to</span> <span m='41540'>do</span> <span m='41730'>within</span> <span m='41980'>a</span> <span m='42050'>medical</span> <span m='42520'>field.</span> <span m='43120'>So</span> <span m='43270'>I</span> <span m='43370'>like</span> <span m='43570'>to</span> <span m='45128'>network</span> <span m='46060'>within</span> <span m='46360'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='47250'>I</span> <span m='47360'>seen</span> <span m='47520'>an</span> <span m='47600'>ad</span> <span m='47840'>on</span> <span m='47970'>Craigslist,</span> <span m='48275'>and</span> <span m='48580'>I</span> <span m='48700'>brought my</span> <span m='48930'>resume</span> <span m='49410'>in</span> <span m='49560'>the</span> <span m='49630'>same</span> <span m='49980'>day.</span> <span m='50700'>And</span> <span m='51130'>the</span> <span m='51200'>manager</span> <span m='52080'>happened</span> <span m='52330'>to</span> <span m='52450'>be</span> <span m='52590'>here,</span> <span m='52770'>so</span> <span m='52950'>I got</span> <span m='53070'>my</span> <span m='53200'>interview</span> <span m='53550'>that</span> <span m='53760'>same</span> <span m='54020'>day</span> <span m='54420'>and</span> <span m='55480'>my</span> <span m='55670'>second</span> <span m='55770'>interview</span> <span m='56160'>two</span> <span m='56290'>days</span> <span m='56580'>later.</span> <span m='57210'>And I</span> <span m='57420'>was hired</span> <span m='57850'>within</span> <span m='58310'>a</span> <span m='58370'>week.</span> </p><p><span m='59410'>There's</span> <span m='59680'>a</span> <span m='59780'>lot</span> <span m='60070'>to it.</span> <span m='60340'>It</span> <span m='60730'>seems</span> <span m='61200'>simple,</span> <span m='61950'>maybe</span> <span m='62250'>like</span> <span m='62390'>just</span> <span m='62690'>steaming</span> <span m='62820'>milk,</span> <span m='63760'>but</span> <span m='63970'>it's</span> <span m='64150'>a</span> <span m='64220'>lot</span> <span m='64459'>to</span> <span m='64629'>it.</span> <span m='66340'>Certain</span> <span m='66700'>things</span> <span m='67130'>people</span> <span m='67460'>like</span> <span m='68250'>are</span> <span m='68850'>maybe</span> <span m='69160'>less</span> <span m='69520'>foam</span> <span m='70190'>than</span> <span m='70940'>milk,</span> <span m='71610'>or</span> <span m='72810'>two</span> <span m='73340'>shots,</span> <span m='74030'>then</span> <span m='74160'>one</span> <span m='74870'>in</span> <span m='75030'>the</span> <span m='75110'>small.</span> <span m='77280'>It's</span> <span m='77480'>a</span> <span m='77550'>variety</span> <span m='78170'>of</span> <span m='78290'>things</span> <span m='78690'>within</span> <span m='79090'>being</span> <span m='79250'>a</span> <span m='79370'>barista.</span> </p><p><span m='80340'>Because you don't</span> <span m='80720'>only</span> <span m='80980'>make</span> <span m='81230'>coffee.</span> <span m='82300'>You</span> <span m='82480'>make</span> <span m='82910'>blended</span> <span m='83290'>drinks.</span> <span m='83860'>We</span> <span m='83960'>make</span> <span m='84580'>fruit</span> <span m='84800'>cups.</span> <span m='85520'>We serve</span> <span m='86180'>food.</span> <span m='87060'>So</span> <span m='87290'>it's</span> <span m='88550'>more</span> <span m='88980'>to</span> <span m='89130'>it</span> <span m='89270'>than</span> <span m='89410'>just</span> <span m='90180'>the</span> <span m='90230'>name</span> <span m='90510'>itself,</span> <span m='90880'>just</span> <span m='91090'>making</span> <span m='91320'>coffee.</span> </p><p><span m='92170'>The</span> <span m='92410'>advice I</span> <span m='92675'>would give,</span> <span m='92940'>like</span> <span m='93120'>I said,</span> <span m='93460'>be</span> <span m='93800'>open.</span> <span m='96240'>Associate</span> <span m='96920'>a</span> <span m='96990'>lot,</span> <span m='97310'>because</span> <span m='98080'>you</span> <span m='98230'>can</span> <span m='98440'>meet</span> <span m='98660'>people</span> <span m='98990'>that</span> <span m='99290'>can</span> <span m='99500'>help</span> <span m='99750'>you</span> <span m='100550'>further</span> <span m='100770'>your</span> <span m='100990'>career</span> <span m='101355'>or</span> <span m='101720'>that</span> <span m='101890'>can</span> <span m='102030'>give</span> <span m='102210'>you</span> <span m='102370'>advice,</span> <span m='103190'>because</span> <span m='103620'>there is</span> <span m='103880'>a</span> <span m='103940'>lot</span> <span m='104110'>of</span> <span m='104170'>people</span> <span m='104750'>that</span> <span m='105290'>drink</span> <span m='105520'>coffee.</span> <span m='106860'>So</span> <span m='107930'>you</span> <span m='108060'>just</span> <span m='108230'>have</span> <span m='108490'>to</span> <span m='108650'>keep</span> <span m='108830'>an</span> <span m='109050'>open</span> <span m='109150'>mind</span> <span m='110530'>within</span> <span m='110720'>anything.</span> </p><p><span m='111400'>Not</span> <span m='111730'>just</span> <span m='111930'>being</span> <span m='112260'>a</span> <span m='112310'>barista,</span> <span m='113180'>but</span> <span m='113320'>with</span> <span m='113500'>any</span> <span m='114050'>job</span> <span m='114530'>field</span> <span m='114700'>or</span> <span m='114770'>any</span> <span m='115060'>career,</span> <span m='115520'>anything</span> <span m='115950'>you</span> <span m='116040'>do,</span> <span m='116320'>keep an</span> <span m='116710'>open</span> <span m='116870'>mind.</span> <span m='117750'>Because</span> <span m='118210'>closed minds</span> <span m='118640'>don't</span> <span m='119070'>get</span> <span m='119360'>any</span> <span m='119650'>information</span> <span m='119950'>at all.</span> </p>","file":{"id":379293,"video_id":"3385955297001","name":"2346-Akira-Barista","duration":121743,"thumbnail_url":null}});