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Employment of personal care and service occupations is projected to grow 17 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 1.2 million new jobs. Personal care aides are expected to account for about 7 out of 10 of these new jobs. Personal care aides, which are included in the same profile as home health aides, assist clients with daily living activities and demand for their services are expected to grow as the elderly population increases.

Personal care and service occupations had a median annual wage of $24,420 in May 2018, which is lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

Animal care and service workers Animal Care and Service Workers

Animal care and service workers attend to animals.

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Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

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

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Child care workers Childcare Workers

Childcare workers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, bathing, feeding, and overseeing play.

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Fitness trainers and instructors Fitness Trainers and Instructors

Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities.

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Funeral directors Funeral Service Workers

Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a funeral.

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Gaming services occupations Gaming Services Workers

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

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Manicurists and pedicurists Manicurists and Pedicurists

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

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Recreation workers Recreation Workers

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

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Skin care specialists Skincare Specialists

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

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Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019