Personal Care and Service career paths: Qualifications, Salary, and more

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  • Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

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

  • Manicurists and Pedicurists

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

  • Skincare Specialists

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Animal Care and Service Workers

    Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals.

  • Recreation Workers

    Recreation workers design and lead activities to help people stay active, improve fitness, and have fun. They work with groups in summer camps, fitness and recreational sports centers, nursing care facilities, nature parks, and other settings. They may lead such activities as arts and crafts, sports, music, dramatics, or games.

  • Childcare Workers

    Childcare workers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, bathing, feeding, and overseeing play. They may help younger children prepare for kindergarten or assist older children with homework.

  • Fitness Trainers and Instructors

    Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.

  • Gaming Services Workers

    Gaming services workers serve customers in gambling establishments, such as casinos or racetracks. Some workers tend slot machines, deal cards, or oversee other gaming activities such as keno or bingo. Others take bets or pay out winnings. Still others supervise or manage gaming workers and operations.

  • Associate's degree

  • Funeral Service Workers

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