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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Bartenders can earn an average salary of $25,700 a year plus tips.


Bartender High Demand

Download the printable version of this Career Starters program.

Bartenders are responsible for mixing and serving drinks to patrons, directly or through wait staff.  Bartenders work at restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, and other food service establishments. During busy hours, they are under pressure to serve customers quickly and efficiently. About half of all bartenders work full time, and they often must work late evenings, weekends, and holidays.



Designed from the bartender, the customer, and the managerís point of view, this course will prepare you to work as a bartender in all types of establishments, while learning the business side of the beverage industry.

Course Class
HSP 6000 Business and Bartending
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The job outlook for bartending is good. Average job growth was anticipated for bartenders; the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated employment to escalate at least ten percent between 2008 and 2018.

For more information contact:
Shaunda Holt
Program Coordinator Adults

For a complete listing of courses that CSM offers, please refer to the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.