Other Service Support Workers

(NOC 6742)

in All Sales and Service

Workers in other service support occupations perform a range of services. They work for a wide range of businesses; places of employment are usually stated in the job title.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Stable employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 60 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Sales and Service

  • Estimate -505 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 6125 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Service Support Workers may either be working full-time or part-time hours.

The median employment income for 25% of Other Service Support Workers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $32,104. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$12.95

Minimum

$12.95

Median

$18.13

Maximum

Annual Pay

$1,716

Minimum

$12,202

Median

$37,413

Maximum

Compared to: All Sales and Service

Hourly Pay

$12.55

Minimum

$18.36

Median

$22.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$2,949

Minimum

$16,629

Median

$45,086

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Workers in other service support occupations perform a range of services. They work for a wide range of businesses; places of employment are usually stated in the job title.

Job duties

Beauty salon attendants:

  • Shampoo, condition and dry customers' hair and assist hair stylists as directed.
  • Keep work areas clean.

Door attendants:

  • Help people entering or leaving residential buildings, theatres and similar businesses.
  • May call taxis and assist with parcels.

Funeral home attendants:

  • Drive hearses.
  • Arrange lights and floral displays.
  • Escort mourners and act as pallbearers.
  • Clean funeral parlours and chapels.

Laundromat attendants:

  • Restock vending machines.
  • Give change.
  • Explain how to use machines to customers.
  • Clean the laundromat and arrange for the repair of broken machines.
  • May wash, dry and fold laundry for customers.
  • May operate dry cleaning machines for customers.

Parking lot attendants and car jockeys:

  • Collect parking fees and issue ticket stubs.
  • Direct customers to parking spaces and park cars.

Ticket takers and ushers:

  • Collect admission tickets or passes from patrons at entertainment events and direct patrons to their seats.

Other workers in this group:

  • Perform services specific to the businesses where their jobs are found.

Sample job titles

  • beauty salon attendant
  • car jockey
  • cloakroom attendant
  • door attendant
  • funeral home attendant
  • hotel valet
  • laundromat attendant
  • parking lot attendant
  • shoe shiner
  • tanning salon attendant
  • theatre usher
  • ticket taker
  • toll booth attendant

Skills

You should have the ability to perform routine, repetitive work and remain mentally alert. You must also be able to work well with others and have good customer service skills. You should enjoy using machines and taking a careful approach to their work.

Job requirements

  • There are no specific education requirements for jobs in this group.
  • A valid driver's licence is required for some jobs in this group like funeral attendant and car jockey.

Other considerations

Movement to supervisor positions is possible with training and experience. Workers are often expected to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

By the numbers

Quick look

805

employed in 2016

40.7%

employed full-time

1.2%

self employed

35.8%
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64.2%
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40.4

median age

Compared to: All Sales and Service

102,605

employed in 2016

56.4%

employed full-time

5.8%

self employed

60.1%
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39.9%
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37

median age

Where will I likely work?

61.3%

Halifax

12.5%

North Shore

11.9%

Annapolis Valley

9.4%

Cape Breton

5.0%

Southern

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

18.3%

Other services (except public administration)

17.5%

Information and cultural industries

12.5%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

10.8%

Retail trade

7.5%

Public administration

What is the age of Employment?

39.0%

15-24

18.0%

55-64

17.0%

65+

13.0%

45-54

8.0%

25-34

7.0%

35-44

Compared to: All Sales and Service

30.0%

15-24

17.2%

45-54

17.2%

25-34

16.1%

55-64

13.8%

35-44

Top levels of education

45.3%

High school

$9,837 median annual income
17.4%

Less than high school

$7,228 median annual income
12.4%

College Diploma

$21,523 median annual income
12.4%

Bachelor

$13,153 median annual income
9.3%

Apprenticeship

$11,723 median annual income

Compared to: All Sales and Service

39.8%

High school

$15,705 median annual income
19.7%

Less than high school

$9,866 median annual income
19.5%

College Diploma

$20,644 median annual income
9.9%

Bachelor

$21,262 median annual income
8.0%

Apprenticeship

$21,234 median annual income

Education & training

Adult High School Siploma or Equivalent

High School Program

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.