You’ve been to a bar or restaurant where you’ve seen a bartender having tons of fun with their customers. Besides working with booze all the time, there are other benefits to becoming a bartender. If you have the skills to do it, here are some undeniable reasons being a bartender is an awesome job.
You always get to socialize
People come into bars every day, so you are always talking with someone. You get to meet all different kinds of people, and you never know what kind of entertaining conversation awaits. You also never know what kind of relationships you’ll form with the people you meet. You might make great networking connections, new friends, or even find the love of your life.
You get tips
On top of your hourly wage, most patrons will tip you for your service. The better your service, the better your tips will be. This gives you a great earning potential. You might take home a whole week’s pay in just one busy Friday night after all the tips you get.
The shifts are flexible
If you’re not the kind of person that wants a nine-to-five office job, then bartending might be the choice for you. You typically can work the lunch shift and be out for activities with your friends later, or you work at night and have free time during the day. Either way, you aren’t chained to a desk completing boring work every day.
You don’t need a degree
When you apply to be a bartender, the employer does not ask what your degree is in. Although you don’t need a traditional college degree to be a bartender, it helps to have ABC classes under your belt. An ABC license gives you the knowledge you need to be a safe, successful bartender. You learn almost everything you’re going to need to know when you’re actually behind the bar serving drinks to patrons.
The employment of bartenders across the country is projected to grow 10% from 2014 to 2024. This rate is faster than the average for all other occupations. It’s no wonder more and more people want to be bartenders. You get to meet people, get tips, the shifts are flexible, and the ABC training is way more interesting than studying for a college degree. Have fun on your new adventure as a bartender!