Personal Care and Service Occupations
The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following about personal and service occupations:
Employment in personal care and service occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. This employment growth is expected to result in about 364,300 new jobs.
Personal care and service occupations had a median annual wage of $26,220 in May 2019, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.
Personal Care and Service Jobs
Below you find a list of job positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2019 Median Pay|
|Animal Care and Service Workers||Animal care and service workers attend to animals.||High school diploma or equivalent||$24,990|
|Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists||Barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services.||Postsecondary nondegree award||$26,270|
|Childcare Workers||Childcare workers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, feeding, and overseeing play.||High school diploma or equivalent||$24,230|
|Fitness Trainers and Instructors||Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities.||High school diploma or equivalent||$40,390|
|Funeral Service Workers||Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a funeral.||Associate's degree||$58,310|
|Gaming Services Workers||Gaming services workers serve customers in gambling establishments, such as casinos or racetracks.||High school diploma or equivalent||$23,520|
|Manicurists and Pedicurists||Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.||Postsecondary nondegree award||$25,770|
|Recreation Workers||Recreation workers design and lead activities to help people stay active, improve fitness, and have fun.||High school diploma or equivalent||$26,350|
|Skincare Specialists||Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.||Postsecondary nondegree award||$34,090|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic