What Does A Baker Do?

Bakers mix ingredients according to recipes in order to make breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

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How Do I Become A Baker?

Although no formal education is required to obtain this position, an applicant would be more valuable after having completed a certificate or two-year associate degree in culinary arts or a related field.  Many bakers learn these skills while on the job. 

What is the Average Salary For A Baker?

High – 40,000
Median – 26,000
Low – 19,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Baker?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Culinary Arts
  • Business
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Baker?

A baker typically works for a bakery or tortilla manufacturer, food and beverage store, or a restaurant.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Baker?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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