Personal Care and Service Occupations
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following about personal and service occupations:
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.
Personal Care and Service Jobs
Below you will 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||2021 Median Pay|
|Animal Care and Service Workers||Animal care and service workers attend to 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||Childcare workers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, feeding, and overseeing play.||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 funeral.||Associate's degree||$58,900|
|Gaming Services Workers||Gaming 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||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||Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.||Postsecondary nondegree award||$37,300|
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