What The Job Market Looks Like for Trained Hair Professionals Versus Untrained

When it comes to the beauty job market, there’s no question that you’ll find a better job as a hair care professional by going to school. In fact, you’ll probably be hard-pressed to find a job in the industry without an education, unless it is extremely entry-level and offers little room for advancement. Continue reading, to learn more about how the job market caters to trained professionals.

Job Outlook

The good news is that the job outlook for hairdressers is projected to grow approximately 13 percent between now and 2022. As long as people have hair, there will be a need for hair care professionals.

However, without the proper education, it will be virtually impossible to keep up with the newest trends and procedures, necessary to remain competitive. So, someone who is trying to excel in the field, without this knowledge, really won’t stand much of a chance of securing any of these upcoming job openings.

Pay Scale

Pay is another big issue, when comparing trained hair professionals to untrained salon employees. Most beauty school graduates can expect to earn well above minimum wage, depending on their preferred specialties. There really is no limit, in regard to what they can earn.

Think of it this way. The more clients these individuals are able to secure, the more money they’ll typically make.

On the other hand, salon employees who lack an education usually only make minimum wage and are often only hired to perform secretarial-type duties.

According to an article on BeautySchoolDirectory.com, the average salary range for a licensed cosmetologist (specializing in hair) can go as high as $50,000 annually. This number does not include bonuses and tips. As you can see, it’s definitely to your benefit to pursue a beauty-related education.

Cosmetology School and the Beauty Job Market

Cosmetology school is a much less expensive alternative to a four-year degree. Financial aid is typically available, as long as the school is accredited. Full-time and part-time class hours make it easy for you to attend, even when you have numerous responsibilities.

What’s the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn about all of the ins-and-outs of becoming a trained hair professional? Great! We have more information, regarding the beauty job market.

Take a few minutes to contact us at Evergreen Beauty College. Our admissions and financial aid departments are available to answer all of your questions and to assist you with the enrollment process. The hair care industry is booming! Why not get started today?

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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