Trained Beauty Professionals are Still in Demand

March ’09

In these problematic economic times (Feb. 2009 U.S. unemployment rate – 8.1%), as well as the high tuition costs in the college/university segment of higher education, today’s college-age students are turning away from the general education offered by traditional four-year colleges and opting for the more specialized, career-focused and accelerated training found in career, vocational and technical schools and colleges.

Career Opportunities Abound in Cosmetology

The United States Department of Labor predicts that job prospects for hairstylists, cosmetologists and skin care specialists will increase by 10 to 20% through 2010 and even beyond. In the near future, employment openings for manicurists and pedicurists are projected to increase by as much as 20 to 35 percent.

Upon completion of training and passing the state licensure exam, beauty school graduates can begin a variety of careers, such as:

  • Cosmetology school educator
  • Esthetician
  • Hair color specialist
  • Makeup artist
  • Nail artist
  • Salon owner/manager
  • Spa owner/manager

A Rewarding Career Choice

According to American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Executive Director, Jim Cox, those who are considering a career in cosmetology and those who advise them should understand the potential of a career in this field.

Workers in the field of Cosmetology Arts and Science have amazing success potential, limited only by their commitment and hard work. The U.S. Department of Labor predicted cosmetology jobs to increase by about 20 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than average* for other jobs. The state of California has one of the highest employment levels for cosmetologists in the entire country, with an average mean wage of $26,000.

Would You Be Happy Pursuing a Beauty Career?

Jim Cox, AACS Executive Director, tells prospective beauty school students to ask themselves several key questions:

  1. 1. Do you like meeting and interacting with different kinds of people and will you enjoy meeting their needs?
  2. 2. Are you good at working with your hands?
  3. 3. Do you possess a flair for the creative?
  4. 4. Do you enjoy listening to people?
  5. 5. Can you follow a basic set of principles?
  6. 6. Are you confident about your talent, your ideas and your abilities?

If these qualities apply to you, you may be ready to take your first step towards a career in the beauty industry. Please complete the contact form on this page, or call us at 909-982-4200 to request Free information regarding Salon Success Academy, which has five campuses conveniently located in southern California’s Inland Empire.

*http://www.bls.gov

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About Salon Success Academies

Salon Success Academy offers five locations in California’s Inland Empire, in Redlands, Fontana, Upland, San Bernardino, and Corona. Our mission at SSA involves caring for every student as a member of our family, furnishing the chance to finish their educational objectives as affordably as possible. SSA incorporates first-hand, real-world practice of the principles of cosmetology, skin care, and nail artistry. The campus teams with members of the beauty industry to educate our graduates on the technical and customer service skills they need to succeed in their careers.

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