On the side
career choice
By: Elizabeth Rangel
University of the Incarnate Word
Career
A cosmetologist is not just a women who fixes hair or
make up, it is much more than that. A cosmetologist
offers a great range of different beauty services, such
as hair cutting, coloring, styling hair, shampooing,
waxing, curling, apply make-up, give massages, scalp
and facial treatments and more. Sometimes
cosmetologist also advise their clients on how to care
for their hair at home, or any products that will help
their condition of hair or skin, that they could use.
Educational
Requirements
The education requirements of a cosmetologist
include:.
A high school diploma or GED .
Complete a program in a state-licensed cosmetology
school.
At least 9 months of training and sometimes even less
or no extra vocational school (depends on the area
specialized)
To be licensed, by passing the required test.
Required Skills
Some of the required skills for a
cosmetologist are:
Being able to identify tools and use
them, such as shears, different
solutions for color treatments and so
on.
Being able to work with a client in a
safe environment.
Good communication skills.
Being able to keep up with the
fashion during that time and be able
to have an understanding of fashion,
art and technical design.
Good health and stamina.
Have a neat personal appearance
and a clean work area.
Interpersonal skills, image, and
attitude.
Skills to be an effective
salesperson (selling the products)
Salary
The salary a cosmetologist makes depends on how many years of
experience she or he has. The more experience the more money they
make . Thee Median hourly earnings in May 2006 for salaried
cosmetologists was $10.25 (including tips and commission).
Percentile
10%
25%
50%
(Median)
75%
90%
Hourly Wage
$7.65
$9.71
$10.25
$29.44
$36.45
Annual Wage
$15,920
$20,200
$35,250
$61,240
$75,820
Experience
The more experience a person has the more clients that
will choose him or her too perform their service. Experience is
gained on the job after you complete the training class, and
continue doing more and more treatments on clients. Usually,
on the first weeks, new workers are given relatively simple
tasks. Once they have demonstrated their skills, they are
gradually permitted to perform more complicated procedures.
As they continue to work in the field, more training usually is
required to help workers learn the techniques particular to each
salon and to build on the basics learned in cosmetology
school.
Job Market Outlook
Overall employment for cosmetologists
is projected to grow slightly faster than the
average for all occupations. It is said that by
the year 2016, 694,000 cosmetologist will be
hired in the United States. The demand for
cosmetologist will keep growing because of
an increasing population, the growing
demand for personal appearance services,
the demand for hair treatment by teens and
also because the continuous growth in the
number of new nail salons and full-service
day spas making new job openings.
Projections data from the National Employment Table
Specialization
2006
Projected 2016
Change amount
Change in %
Personal
appearance
workers
825,000
942,000
117,000
14
Barbers and
cosmetologists
677,000
755,000
77,000
11
Barbers
60,000
61,000
600
1
Hairdressers,
hairstylists, and
cosmetologists
617,000
694,000
77,000
12
Miscellaneous
personal
appearance
workers
148,000
187,000
39,000
27
Makeup artists,
theatrical and
performance
2,100
3,000
900
40
Manicurists and
pedicurists
78,000
100,000
22,000
28
Shampooers
29,000
33,000
3,900
13
Skin care
specialists
38,000
51,000
13,000
34
Upside
Some of the good things about being a cosmetologist
are:
You are able to socialized with many people
Usually no more than 40-hours per week
Short education required
Fun, pleasing, and enjoyable
You get to make other people beautiful and happy (use of
creativity)
You work in clean, cool and fresh environment
Receive free-trial products before hand
You may meet artists/singers
Downside
Being a cosmetologist could be fun but also has its
downside, which include:
Chemicals used, can make you sick
Not many benefits
There is not always people
Could cause back, arm and hand muscle problems
Work on weekends when it is very busy
You have to deal with others in such an intimate way as to
actually be putting your hands into a strangers hair
Exposure to some hair and nail chemicals may cause
irritation
No long vacations
Sources
www.bls.gov
www.myfuture.edu.au
www.careerplanning.about.com
www.jobprofiles.org/allhairstylist.htm
www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com
www.crumsbeautycollege.com
www.winzy.com
www.cuthair.net
This PowerPoint was used for my
passive and it looked awesome. Just
add girly stuff such as old makeup or
lipsticks. It works awesome in a
freshmen girl hall.
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