How Many Jobs Are Available In Consumer Non-Durables?

By Matthew Zane - Jun. 22, 2022

Find a Job You Really Want In

Approximately 2,132,400 are available in consumer non-durables in the United States, according to BLS data from May 2022. This wide-ranging industry covers any products or services that are temporary (i.e., non-durable) like food, paper products, and beauty services.

This is in contrast to durable goods, like cars and computers, which consumers buy and expect to use for many years.

From cooks to hair stylists, there’s a truly massive expanse of careers that fall into the bucket of consumer non-durables.

Here are some of the most common jobs available in consumer non-durables:

Job Title Number Of Jobs In The U.S. 2020-2030 Job Growth Rate Job Openings
Cook 2,170,000+ 11% 162,000+
Hair Stylist 365,000+ 8% 67,000+
Restaurant General Manager 261,000+ 6% 385,000+
Chef 145,000+ 11% 53,000+
Beauty Assistant 59,000+ -2% 42,000+
Estheticians 53,000+ 11% 2,000+
Food and Beverage Manager 40,000+ 11% 147,000+
Grocery Associate 31,000+ 1% 126,000+
Butcher 19,000+ 3% 4,000+
Food Technologist 9,000+ 7% 95,000+

Final Thoughts

Working in consumer non-durables can be both fulfilling and financially rewarding, but you’ll need to be ready for both hard work.

The good news is that most consumer non-durables are also essential products that keep us alive and healthy. What that means is that the job outlook is pretty positive for most jobs in this industry.

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Matthew Zane

Matthew Zane is the lead editor of Zippia's How To Get A Job Guides. He is a teacher, writer, and world-traveler that wants to help people at every stage of the career life cycle. He completed his masters in American Literature from Trinity College Dublin and BA in English from the University of Connecticut.

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