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 14 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 544,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 762,600 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $29,450 in May 2021, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
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.
|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 other services related to personal appearance.
|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 provide cleansing and other face and body treatments 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: Thursday, September 8, 2022