US Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Overall employment of barbers, cosmetologists, and other
personal appearance workers projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018, but the amount of growth will vary by specialty.
For example, job growth for skin care specialists is projected to be faster,
through it will be for other occupations requiring
post-secondary training or degree.
What can you do with a career in beauty?
National Average Salary (Not Including Tips)
Factor in enhancing one’s chances for a successful career. A career in cosmetology means you will devote your talents to making others look and feel their best. A cosmetology education and license necessary for pursuing a career as a hair stylist/designer/barber, nail technician, esthetician or makeup artist. Licensing requirements opportunities for personal growth and many career options.
The Demand for Cosmetologists:
In January 2007, there were 1,682,641 professionals employed in the nation’s 370,215 beauty salons, barber shops, skin care salons and nail salons. The typical salon is a small salon with 5 stations, 3 full-time This represents an average of 1.3 openings per salon. Nearly 40 percent of all new positions were filled While nail technicians currently make up only 9.7 percent of the current industry employees, nearly 18 percent rate the growth of the population."
Other Key Findings:
• 56% of salon employees work full-time, 31% part-time (20-35 hours) and 13% work less than 20 hours.• The average salary, NOT including tips, is about $30,000 to $48,000 per year.Statistics and quotes from the NACCAS 2007 Job Demand Survey.
The Big Question
Is the Beauty Industry
a Wise Choice as a Career
It's One of the Few Recession