Highest-Paying Jobs Without a Degree: Where Do Bartenders Rank?

Highest-Paying Jobs Without a Degree: Where Do Bartenders Rank?

For those of you out scouring the Internet for the highest-paying jobs without a degree, you have perhaps come across numerous websites listing their top 10 or 20 jobs that pay the most without a degree, which were most likely quoted directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) file. So let's quickly take a look at this list (top 10) before moving on to answer the question this blog post poses. HIGHEST PAYING JOBS WITHOUT A DEGREE ACCORDING TO THE BLS 10. Power Plant Operators: $65,000 9. Farmers and Ranchers: $68,000 8. Power Distributors & Dispatchers: $70,000 7. Dental Hygienist: $71,000 6. Detectives & Criminal Investigators $73,000 5. Commercial Airline Pilots: $74,000 4. Nuclear Power Operators: $74,500 3. Elevator Installers/Repairers: $76,000 2. Radiation Therapist: $77,500 1. Transportation and Distribution Manager: $120,000 Before I move on to why bartending is actually in the top 5 of this list and the reasons why it's a clear choice, let me mention a couple of things: First, I know that if I was searching for the highest paying job without...
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Should You Go to Bartending School?

Should You Go to Bartending School?

Just so y'all are aware, this video is a 2nd edition. Years ago I had a video by the same title, but since then my stance has changed just a teensy bit (but not much) on bartending schools and whether you should go. Check out the video and email me if you have any questions. And if you want to ACTUALLY become a bartender and not just learn the skills of bartending like they teach in other schools, CLICK HERE to find out how my students do it and why we have the #1 program in the industry. Cheers, Dave, The RB https://youtu.be/tqvH041G3PM...
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Do I Need a Bartending License or Certificate to Become a Bartender?

Do I Need a Bartending License or Certificate to Become a Bartender?

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]There are two specific questions I get more than all the other questions combined from aspiring bartenders looking to break into the industry, and they are: Do I need a bartending license or certificate to become a bartender? Should I go to bartending school? In this post I will answer the first question, and if you want the answer to the 2nd question (and most of you will because you're curious go-getters), go ahead and check out Should You Go to Bartending School. So I'm not going to waste a bunch of time with an intro to this post, talking about the bartending life and why you should do it. That's not why you came here, so let's get straight to the point. The answer is: No...with an asterisk. The fact is, you DO NOT need a license or certificate to become a bartender like they might...
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10 Reasons Why Starbucks Baristas Make Awesome Bartenders

10 Reasons Why Starbucks Baristas Make Awesome Bartenders

I believe in full transparency, so for those of you who don't know me, I help people become bartenders. It's one of the main things I do, which is how this whole experiment with Starbuck's began about a year ago. If you want to learn more about how to become a bartender like my other former barista students have done, CLICK HERE to see how I guide my students to the promised land very quickly. I offer a FREE 3-Part Video Training Series so you can discover if this is a path for you. The fact of the matter is, I love Starbuck's. I don't really drink the coffee there because if I'm spending $5 for liquid in a cup it'll be for a beer or really cheap whiskey, and not sugar-bloated sludge. However, I love the FEEL of Starbuck's. I'll tag along with my wife just so I can hang out.  Despite their obvious corporate dominance, it doesn't feel corporate. They've done...
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The Bar & Restaurant 10-Step Customer Service System That Will Keep Your Guests Coming Back Again and Again

The Bar & Restaurant 10-Step Customer Service System That Will Keep Your Guests Coming Back Again and Again

I know, I know, you’re tired of hearing about customer service. It’s cliché and you’d rather have your nipples twisted with a pair of pliers than discuss customer service again. However, in business we all know (or should know) that it is much easier and cheaper to retain existing customers than it is to find new ones, and the only way to get them to come back is great service. In other words, customer retention is everything to your success. If you haven't heard of The Rule of Three (straight out of the Jon Taffer playbook) in the bar/restaurant business, I'm going to give it to you right now, and I'd suggest you put your A.D.D in a headlock and pay attention because this rule is more necessary than cheese is to nachos. THE RULE OF THREE The first time someone visits your bar, there is less than a 50% chance they will return. The second time they visit, they now have a 50%...
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Does Fireball Whisky Actually Have Antifreeze?

Does Fireball Whisky Actually Have Antifreeze?

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" class="cs-ta-center" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text style="text-size:1.5em;"]Not too long ago Sweeden, Norway and Finland banned Fireball because they claimed it contained the same toxins as antifreeze. True, or urban legend? TheRealBarman lays out the truth.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/2" style="padding: 0px;"][x_image type="none" src="http://therealbarman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/fireball.jpeg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content="" style="max-height:600px;"][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]...
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How to Become a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

How to Become a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: 0px 0px -20px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]Before we dive into all the details of how to become a bartender, I have to ask you, Mr./Ms. aspiring bartender, how did you happen to arrive here? And I don’t mean to this site or this article? I mean, what has been going through your head in the past few days or weeks which has led you to a decision that bartending might be the life for you? Sorry to pry, but I like walking down a path together, holding hands (don’t worry, mine are soft and sexy). For those of you who don’t know me, I am Dave Allred, TheRealBarman. For the past 6 years I have had the #1 book on Amazon on how to become a bartender. You can check it out HERE if you’re interested. Since then I have created a master course to the...
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