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 $29,450 in May 2021, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
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||2021 MEDIAN PAY|
|Animal Care and Service Workers||
Animal care and service workers attend to or train animals.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$28,730|
|Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists||
Barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services.
|Postsecondary nondegree award||$29,680|
Childcare workers attend to children's needs while helping to foster early development.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$27,490|
|Fitness Trainers and Instructors||
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$40,700|
|Funeral Service Workers||
Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a ceremony honoring a deceased person.
|Gambling Services Workers||
Gambling services workers serve customers in gambling establishments, such as casinos or racetracks.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$29,120|
|Manicurists and Pedicurists||
Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.
|Postsecondary nondegree award||$29,210|
Recreation workers design and lead activities to help people stay active, improve fitness, and have fun.
|High school diploma or equivalent||$29,680|
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
|Postsecondary nondegree award||$37,300|
The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey.
Typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation.
Last Modified Date: Monday, April 18, 2022