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Personal Shoppers

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that personal care and service workers, all other, a category that includes personal shoppers, will experience growth of 7 to 10 percent between 2018 and 2028, a rate that is much faster than the average for all occupations. However, personal shopping is a new business development, so anyone embarking on the career will be taking some serious risks. There is not a lot of research available about the career, and no real sense of the career's future. The success of Internet commerce will probably have a big effect on the future of personal shopping. Some personal shoppers currently with Web sites offer consultation via e-mail and help people purchase products online.

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