Despite a stalling economy, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook expects a 20 percent increase in employment for the cosmetology industry as a whole through 2018, much higher than the average for all occupations. So aside from the creativity, the chance to travel, work in film or TV, go on glamorous photo-shoots, and make people look and feel beautiful everyday, a career in beauty is also one of your safest bets for a successful future. For anyone thinking about their career path, here are five big reasons why the cosmetology industry continues to thrive.
Lots of Potential:
A survey conducted by the International SPA Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 95 million visits are made to salons and spas in the United States annually, generating $40 billion in revenues.
Lots of Options:
Being a salon floor stylist is a great way to meet new friends, earn a good salary, be creative, and help people to look and feel their best, but it’s just one of many options. Imagine a profession that allows you to work in film or theater or TV. Imagine a job that takes you to Paris Fashion Week or on to the set of a fashion shoot in St Tropez. Plus, the rounded nature of the curriculum — including science, physiology, anatomy, business — means students are also prepared to work in product development, education, or even as a beauty editor. It’s a career with an entrepreneurial spirit: You can create your own clientele and work schedule. This factor is proving to be particularly attractive to today’s millennial generation who aspire to a work/life balance.
Even in a sluggish economy, people still want to look their best. The September 2009 Spending and Saving Tracker, conducted by American Express, indicated that a national poll of respondents placed a higher value on salon styling services in 2009, than they did one year earlier. In a tight job market individuals want to give themselves a competitive edge by looking their best; this is otherwise known as the lipstick index.
You’ll Never be Outsourced:
Ever try to get haircut from a call center or iphone app? Careers in hair and beauty do not suffer from the outsourcing phenomenon seen in many other industries. The personal service creates an environment where relationships flourish and long-term clientele can be established.
Career growth in the hair and beauty and wellness industries is expected to outpace job growth in almost all other industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in hair care is projected to jump 31 percent between 2008 and 2018, nearly three times the rate of growth of total U.S. employment during the same time.
The next full time start date at ARROJO cosmetology school is April 14, 2014. The full time program runs Monday - Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. The 1,000 curriculum lasts for 7 months.
The next part time start date is April 28, 2014. The schedule runs Monday - Thursday, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and lasts for 17 months.
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