Serve passengers in ships' dining rooms.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $30,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Waiter/Waitresses do?

Serves passengers in ships’ dining rooms: Obtains linen, silver, glassware, and china to set tables. Arranges settings on tables. Provides dining room service to passengers [WAITER/WAITRESS, FORMAL]. Maintains assigned station, including table pieces, side stands, and chairs. May be designated according to class of passengers served as Waiter/Waitress, Cabin Class; Waiter/Waitress, Economy Class; Waiter/Waitress, First Class; Waiter/Waitress, Second Class; Waiter/Waitress, Third Class; Waiter/Waitress, Tourist Class.

Should I be a Waiter/Waitress?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cocktail Waitress, Headwaitress, Waiter/Waitress, Cocktail Lounge, Waiter/Waitress, Tavern, Waitstaff

    How to become a Waiter/Waitress

    Most Waiter/Waitresses have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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