Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Cooks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cooks need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Monitoring, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cooks need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Quality Control Analysis.
Projections on wages and job growth for Cooks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Cooks are expected to see a growth of 6.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.