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Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Qualification: Balanced SOC code: 352021 Food Preparation Workers

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Less than high school. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for Food Preparation Workers in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Not in demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Not in demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Not in demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Not in demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Balanced Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Not in demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Not in demand Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Not in demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Not in demand North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Not in demand South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Not in demand Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Not in demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Not in demand North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Not in demand South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Not in demand Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Not in demand