Other Personal Service Workers

(NOC 6564)

in All Sales and Service

Workers in other personal service jobs provide psychic consulting, fortune-telling, astrological services and other personal services. They work for call centres and personal service companies, or are self-employed.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

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.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia, with employment around 75. 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 Personal Service Workers most commonly work part-time hours. Also, a large percentage of the workforce is self-employed which should be an important consideration for those thinking about employment in the occupation.

The median employment income for 20% of Other Personal Service Workers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $. 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

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$10,295

Median

N/A

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 personal service jobs provide psychic consulting, fortune-telling, astrological services and other personal services. They work for call centres and personal service companies, or are self-employed.

Job duties

Astrologers:

  • Chart and interpret stellar and planetary positions on a horoscope to predict future events and trends for a client or the general public.

Psychic consultants and related advisors:

  • Provide personal advice to clients based on various schools of thought.

Other service providers:

  • Offer a wide variety of personal services.

Sample job titles

  • astrologer
  • chat line agent
  • dating service consultant
  • fortune teller
  • psychic consultant
  • psychic reader

Skills

Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are definite assets. Business skills are a definite asset.

Job requirements

  • A period of training under the guidance of a practitioner is usually required.

Other considerations

None

By the numbers

Quick look

70

employed in 2016

33.3%

employed full-time

60.0%

self employed

73.3%
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26.7%
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49.9

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?

57.1%

Halifax

28.6%

Annapolis Valley

14.3%

North Shore

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

40.0%

Health care and social assistance

20.0%

Other services (except public administration)

13.3%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

13.3%

Educational services

13.3%

Arts, entertainment and recreation

What is the age of Employment?

31.0%

55-64

25.0%

15-24

19.0%

45-54

13.0%

25-34

13.0%

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

28.6%

Less than high school

N/A
28.6%

High school

N/A
21.4%

College Diploma

N/A
14.3%

Bachelor

N/A

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%

Trade Certification

$21,234 median annual income

Education & training

Adult High School Diploma 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

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