Bureau of Labor Statistics

Personal Care and Service Occupations

Employment in personal care and service occupations is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. This employment growth is expected to result in about 841,000 new jobs.

Personal care and service occupations had a median annual wage of $28,120 in May 2020, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

BLS provides summary data, including employment projections, for personal care and service occupations not shown in the table on this page. That information is available on the Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail page.

  Occupation Job Summary Entry-Level Education 2020 MEDIAN PAY
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 $26,370
Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services.

Postsecondary nondegree award $27,630
Child care workers Childcare Workers

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

High school diploma or equivalent $25,460
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 $40,510
Funeral directors Funeral Service Workers

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

Associate's degree $58,170
Gaming services occupations Gambling Services Workers

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

High school diploma or equivalent $27,050
Manicurists and pedicurists Manicurists and Pedicurists

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

Postsecondary nondegree award $27,870
Recreation workers Recreation Workers

Recreation workers design and lead activities to help people stay active, improve fitness, and have fun.

High school diploma or equivalent $28,440
Skin care specialists Skincare Specialists

Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.

Postsecondary nondegree award $36,510
Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Personal Care and Service Occupations,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/home.htm (visited January 03, 2022).

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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