Should I consider a cosmetology related field for my future career?
Most people who think about a career in cosmetology related fields have thought about this for some time. Under the program tab above, a SOC code for that profession is available for you to review the national trends and opportunities, as well as providing a great description of the type tasks and skills you will need to have. There is also a tab under the programs which is labeled SC Supply and Demand, which gives you even more information about these careers and the type of employment opportunities that exist. The potential to make a lot of money does exist; it takes time to build your clientele. As you are a student, you will go through a boot-camp type client building series of seminars which have been proven to help you retain you first time clients as well as return clients. The average wages reflected in the SOC data and the SC Supply and Demand information probably understates actual income. While we do not condone this fact, many professionals do not report all of their income and or tips which are largely cash. Other than money, though there are a lot of positives about these careers. People need the services even when the economy is bad, so it is considered a relatively recession proof career. As you can see from the information reported in the SC Supply and Demand Statistics, a large percentage of professionals in these fields are self-employed. If you enjoy working with people, the opportunity to interact with customers and help them look and feel better about themselves is very satisfying.