These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Waitresses

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 12 months ago
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It’s tough to be a waitress nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a waitress isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become waitresses in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many waitresses no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former waitresses to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former waitresses:

  1. Cashier
  2. Sales Associate
  3. Customer Service Representative
  4. Internship
  5. Server
  6. Administrative Assistant
  7. Assistant Manager
  8. Receptionist
  9. Manager
  10. Sales Representative

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a waitress would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former waitresses to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former waitresses:

  1. Bartender
  2. Nanny
  3. Front Desk Receptionist
  4. Server And Hostess
  5. Barista
  6. Housekeeper
  7. Preschool Teacher
  8. Bank Teller
  9. Bartender Server
  10. Dental Assistant

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Waitresses

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed waitress under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a waitress, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former waitresses.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Waitresses

Job Title Rank %
Cashier 1 4.43%
Sales Associate 2 4.41%
Customer Service Representative 3 3.38%
Internship 4 1.92%
Server 5 1.71%
Administrative Assistant 6 1.5%
Assistant Manager 7 1.32%
Receptionist 8 1.23%
Manager 9 1.18%
Sales Representative 10 1.04%
Certified Nursing Assistant 11 0.94%
Volunteer 12 0.77%
Bartender 13 0.73%
Office Assistant 14 0.72%
Teacher 15 0.71%
Substitute Teacher 16 0.62%
Customer Service Trainer 17 0.6%
Office Manager 18 0.6%
Registered Nurse 19 0.57%
Teller 20 0.55%
Hostess 21 0.53%
Crew Member 22 0.52%
Pharmacist Technician 23 0.49%
Nanny 24 0.48%
Waitress/Bartender 25 0.45%
Medical Assistant 26 0.45%
Front Desk Receptionist 27 0.44%
Teacher Assistant 28 0.4%
Server And Hostess 29 0.38%
Associate 30 0.38%
Barista 31 0.37%
Marketing Internship 32 0.36%
Supervisor 33 0.36%
Home Health Aid 34 0.36%
Waitress/Hostess 35 0.34%
Store Manager 36 0.34%
Customer Service Associate 37 0.34%
Assistant 38 0.34%
Research Assistant 39 0.33%
Housekeeper 40 0.3%
Cook 41 0.3%
Preschool Teacher 42 0.27%
Secretary 43 0.26%
Security Officer 44 0.26%
Bank Teller 45 0.25%
Bartender Server 46 0.25%
Warehouse Associate 47 0.23%
Machine Operator 48 0.23%
Clerk 49 0.23%
Dental Assistant 50 0.22%
Owner 51 0.22%
Specialist 52 0.22%
Sales Associate And Cashier 53 0.21%
Direct Support Professional 54 0.21%
Personal Assistant 55 0.21%
Team Leader 56 0.21%
Sales Associate And Customer Service 57 0.21%
Banquet Server 58 0.2%
Coordinator 59 0.19%
General Manager 60 0.19%
Data Entry Associate 61 0.19%
Teaching Assistant 62 0.19%
Licensed Practical Nurse 63 0.19%
Technician 64 0.18%
Shift Leader 65 0.18%
Graphic Designer 66 0.18%
Shift Manager 67 0.18%
Student Assistant 68 0.17%
Account Manager 69 0.17%
Tutor 70 0.17%
Warehouse Worker 71 0.17%
Call Center Representative 72 0.17%
Sales Consultant 73 0.16%
Shift Supervisor 74 0.16%
Operations Manager 75 0.15%
Assistant Store Manager 76 0.15%
Production Worker 77 0.15%
Resident Assistant 78 0.15%
Security Guard 79 0.15%
Customer Service Specialist 80 0.14%
Photographer 81 0.14%
Sales Person 82 0.14%
Ship Worker 83 0.14%
Radiologic Technician 84 0.14%
Dietary Aide 85 0.13%
Personal Trainer 86 0.13%
Legal Assistant 87 0.13%
Lead Teacher 88 0.13%
Representative 89 0.13%
Consultant 90 0.13%
Material Handler 91 0.13%
Delivery Driver 92 0.13%
Sales Manager 93 0.13%
Student Worker 94 0.13%
Billing Specialist 95 0.13%
Service Representative 96 0.12%
Cleaner 97 0.12%
Teacher Aide 98 0.12%
Customer Service Agent 99 0.12%
Account Executive 100 0.12%