Why Beauty and Wellness

Why a Career in Beauty and Wellness?

You have a wide range of career opportunities! So many options!

  •  Full Service Cosmetologist
  •  Professional Stylist
  •  School Educator
  •  Independent Industry Educator
  •  Business Manager or Owner
  •  Color Specialist
  •  Make Up Artist
  •  Platform Artist
  •  Nail Technician
  •  Spa Specialist
  •  Massage Therapist
  •  Image and Beauty Consultant
  •  Wedding Specialist
  •  Product Distributor
  •  Skin Care & Hair Removal Specialist
  •  Photo Set or Movie Set Stylist

How does beauty and wellness compare to other careers?

A career with a solid foundation and lifelong job security!

  • Beauty and wellness provides significant strengths compared to other fields including creativity, flexible scheduling, working with others and entrepreneurship.**
  • Beauty & Wellness is a 56 billion dollar a year industry.*
  • There are over 550,000 salons and spas in the U.S.*
  • 53% of salons and spas have job openings.*
  • Approximately 3 out of 4 salon owners reported difficulty in finding qualified applicants.*
  • Demand for cosmetology services is estimated to expand at least at the same rate as the growth of the population.**
  • Continued growth in the number of full-service salons, spas and nail salons will also generate numerous job openings for professional stylists, manicurists, pedicurists, and skin care specialists.**
  • The beauty & wellness workforce will grow by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.**

*The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) – 2007 Job Demand Survey.
**U.S. Dept of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook 2010-2011 Edition