Data on higher education choices for Barbers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Barbers is Business but a relatively high number of Barbers hold a major in Communications.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Barbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Barbers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Barbers need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, and Service Orientation.
Projections on wages and job growth for Barbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Barbers are expected to see a growth of 10.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.