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This group includes workers who attend to clients' beauty, fitness, and other needs.

Overall employment in personal care and service occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032. About 752,700 openings are projected each year, on average, in these occupations due to employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupations permanently.

The median annual wage for this group was $34,260 in May 2023, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $48,060.

BLS employment projections, wage, and other data for related occupations not shown in the following table are available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page. Information highlighting physical demands, cognitive and mental requirements, and other qualifications for workers in this group are available in a BLS Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) profile.

Animal care and service workers Animal Care and Service Workers

Animal care and service workers attend to or train animals.

High school diploma or equivalent $31,830
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and other services related to personal appearance.

Postsecondary nondegree award $35,080
Child care workers Childcare Workers

Childcare workers attend to children's needs while helping to foster early development.

High school diploma or equivalent $30,370
Fitness trainers and instructors Fitness Trainers and Instructors

Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities.

High school diploma or equivalent $46,480
Funeral directors Funeral Service Workers

Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a ceremony honoring a deceased person.

Associate's degree $60,580
Gaming services occupations Gambling Services Workers

Gambling services workers serve customers in gambling establishments, such as casinos or racetracks.

High school diploma or equivalent $34,380
Manicurists and pedicurists Manicurists and Pedicurists

Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.

Postsecondary nondegree award $34,250
Recreation workers Recreation Workers

Recreation workers organize, conduct, and promote a variety of group activities for leisure and other purposes.

High school diploma or equivalent $34,410
Skin care specialists Skincare Specialists

Skincare specialists provide cleansing and other face and body treatments to enhance a person’s appearance.

Postsecondary nondegree award $43,200

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024