The Future of Cosmetology
According to BeautySchools.edu, the number of professional salon employees, 1.7 million, greatly outnumbers the number of lawyers across the United States today.
The outlook for manicurists, pedicurists, and skin care specialists is even brighter, mostly due to a continued rise in the number of full-service spas and nail salons, which will create many cosmetology job openings. Estheticians and other skin care specialists will also see large gains in employment, and these jobs are expected to grow almost 38 percent, primarily due to the popularity of skin treatments for stress relief, medical well-being, and as an opponent to the aging process. Opportunities for manicurists and pedicurists are projected to grow by 19 percent, according to BLS.
Job opportunities for cosmetologists should remain plentiful, especially for new graduates seeking entry-level positions.
So if a cosmetology career is something you long for, you might be moving in the right direction. Cosmetology could be one of the few recession-proof careers; after all, things would have to get pretty bad for most people to prompt taking haircuts out of their budgets. In fact, as stress and anxiety about the economy rise, so does business at salons and spas, where clients can find relaxation and relief in the midst of the turmoil.