Job Projections: 10 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2026.
Median U.S. Salary: $48,460 per year (in 2018).*
Education Requirements: Most chefs and head cooks learn their skills through work experience. Others receive training at a community college, career and technical school, culinary arts school, or 4-year college. Some learn through apprenticeship programs.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics