Employment of bakers is expected to experience little or no change from 2010 to 2020. As the nation’s population grows, people will continue to demand more baked goods to eat at home or to eat at grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants.
However, manufacturing facilities are increasingly using more automated and computerized production processes, which reduce the need for bakers. As a result, employment growth of bakers is expected to be limited.
Highly skilled, experienced bakers should have the best job opportunities because of the growing demand for specialty products that require years of baking experience.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition