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A Look at the Benefits of a Career in Bartending

Last updated 5 years ago

In today’s difficult job market, many careers do not have the security they once did. If you are searching for a job, short term or long term, that will bring you satisfaction and pay you well, you should consider starting a career as a bartender. There will always be bars and clubs, and they always have steady business. When you are a bartender, you:

Work Hours Outside the Traditional 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For bartenders, the peak hours are in evenings, nights, and weekends. You will never have to wake up for an early morning again, and you usually do not have to work in the early afternoon. Working a non-traditional schedule as a bartender allows you to do errands during the day and avoid crowds. Many people who are drawn to a bartending career are night owls by nature, so the non-traditional hours suit them well.

Don’t Need a College Degree
Many young people today accumulate thousands of dollars’ worth of debt and spend four or more years of their lives pursuing college degrees that do not help them find employment in the current economy. When you invest a small amount of money and time in bartender school, you have the potential to find a paying position immediately after you complete your courses. Bartender school is also less expensive and less time-consuming than vocational school.

Have the Potential to Earn High Gratuity
One of the more exciting aspects of your career as a bartender is the potential to earn a large quantity of tips. Depending on how many people are in your bar during any given shift, and how fast and well you mix their drinks, you can earn a substantial amount of money, sometimes more than your hourly pay, in tips alone.

At Professional Bartending Schools of America, our short, intensive curriculum provides you with the skills you need to succeed as a bartender in any restaurant, club, or bar in your area. For more information about classes and enrollment, call us today at (513) 542-3500. 


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