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(SOC Code : 39-5011)
in California

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20151st Qtr$11.98$9.22$10.82$13.64

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
California 2012 - 20225,1006,1001,00019.6230

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
ApprenticeDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
BarberDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments.
Cut and trim hair according to clients` instructions or current hairstyles, using clippers, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors.
Drape and pin protective cloths around customers` shoulders.
Question patrons regarding desired services and haircut styles.
Clean work stations and sweep floors.
Record services provided on cashiers` tickets or receive payment from customers.
Order supplies.
Shape and trim beards and moustaches, using scissors.
Stay informed of the latest styles and hair care techniques.
Suggest treatments to alleviate hair problems.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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