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Bartenders prepare and serve a variety of beverage orders from soft drinks to alcoholic beverages. They fill the orders either from customers directly at the bar or for serving staff for customers in dining areas. They make sure customers meet the minimum age requirements. Bartenders typically need at least a high school diploma, but many employers prefer applicants with sufficient experience or completion of bartending school. Bartending classes usually involve 10 hours a week for a month. Employment of bartenders is expected to grow about as fast as average for all professions, increasing 8% from 2008 to 2018 (1). The growing population and increase in construction of new bars will drive job growth.