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Also called: Barber, Barber Shop Operator, Master Barber, Stylist

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Barber

What they do:
Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Point of sale POS software
  • Point of sale POS payment software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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