Cooks, Short Order

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables. Excludes "Fast Food Cooks" (35-2011).

Number of positions

2012: 5,540    2014: 6,070

Annual job postings

New: 260    Replacement: 120
(Total: 380)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.