Bartenders or mixologists mix and serve drinks to patrons directly or through waitstaff.
License required by 13 states
84th most burdensome licensing requirements
78th most widely and onerously licensed occupation
Thirteen states license bartenders. On average, these laws require $7 in fees, half a day of education and about one exam. Twelve states require a short course lasting between two and five hours, and nine states require an exam. Of the 102 occupations studied, bartender has the 84th most burdensome licensing requirements and ranks as the 78th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.