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To become a bartender you must first meet your state's minimum age requirement to serve alcohol and tend bar. Most states require bartenders to be at least 18-21 years old. Certain states also require bartenders to take an alcohol certification course before they allow you to work on the floor. Bartenders may need to have experience or complete a training program at a bartending school.
Bartenders need a combination of skills and training to work effectively. The following are some of these skills:
As a result of growth in population and an increase in income for the average worker, there is likely to be more demand for food, drinks, and entertainment. This situation will allow for an increase in employment rates for bartenders in restaurants and other businesses where alcohol is served.
Licensing for bartenders differs per state. Check your local licensing requirements before applying.