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What Kinds of People Become Bartenders?

There is a common misconception that only young people who enjoy mixed drinks and cocktails should become bartenders. While we certainly do see students who fit that profile, the reality is that lots of different types of people choose to become bartenders on a full- or part-time basis.

And why not? It’s a career that offers daily cash pay, a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to take your career in a direction you choose. That mix of benefits draws a lot of different types of people to our bartending school, including:

Students. College students love bartending because it’s something they can do seasonally while working in a fun, entertaining atmosphere. Plus, the wages and tips they make can go a long way toward paying for tuition and books.

Part-time professionals and self-employed people. Not only does bartending help already-employed professionals and freelancers to even out their cash flow, but it also gives them a chance to socialize with customers and coworkers – something that’s missing from a lot of jobs these days.

Retirees. In the same way, retirees may decide to get out of the house, earn a bit of extra cash, and have some fun by mixing drinks at their local pub or golf course. It’s hard to think of a better way to stay active for a few days or nights a week.

Anyone looking for an in-demand career path. Bartending has been around for a long, long time, and won’t be going out of style anytime soon. If you can take a short amount of time to learn your craft at a bartending school like ours, you will likely find that restaurants, hotels, and other types of establishments are always hiring. In other words, you can keep bartending for as long as you’d like if you’re good at it.

Want to learn at the country’s premier bartending school? Call us today to register for an upcoming course, or click here to see the schedule and description of classes.