Bartending is no longer seen as a dead-end job but a way to make an honest and fun living. The technical description on CareerBuilder.com includes tasks such as mixing and serving alcoholic drinks, arranging liquor bottles behind the bar to make an enticing display and even slicing fruit for the drinks.
Because of the number of concoctions one must remember and the basic chemistry needed to build great cocktails, most people will not be able to jump right into this career. It often takes months of training and some even work as a bar back before they are able to obtain a position as lead bartender. There are even bartending schools for people who want a more formal schooling.
Depending on the type of bar, location, hours put in, and experience, people in this position can make anywhere from about $15,000 to $35,000 annually, according to Cbsalary.com.