Career in Cosmetology by the Numbers

Career in Cosmetology by the Numbers

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Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 3, 2010
In 2008, the U.S. News and World Report magazine recognized that the U.S. job scene has been changing for a long time. Increasingly, bachelor's degree holders have been experiencing increased difficulty finding jobs, mainly because companies continue to send business and technical professional jobs "offshore." Secondly, as the majority of high school teachers push students to go to college, there's a decreasing supply of professional services workers, skilled in the arts and crafts. Therefore, the changing work environment has seen a significant demand for women and men with a career-focused education whose abilities stand out in the arts and crafts - just like Cosmetology and Esthetics.

The Paul Mitchell Beauty Schools are vastly different in their approach to education compared to their competition. Paul Mitchell has a culture based educational experience. They provide the most current curriculum and also have classes that appeal to ALL types of learners. Paul Mitchell starts training you on how to become a complete professional from day one!

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According to the NACCAS Job Demand Survey:

6,203 salons responded to a national survey. These are their statistics.

National Average of Salon professionalís salary (Not including tip and gratuity)$35,973
Illinois Average of Salon professionalís salary (Not including tip and gratuity)$38,646
Illinois salons plan to hire this year: 20,320 employees. Broken down by percentages
57% cosmetologist, 15% estheticians, 7% skin.

There were more than 71,269 professionals working in more than 11,975 beauty salons, skin care salons, nail salons, and barber shops nationally.
Since 2007Ö
The number of salon professionals is up 24%
The number of salons is up 5.6%
The number of workstations/chairs is up 9%
The number of employees leaving their positions is down 12%
The number of new hires is up 37%

Culture is a key component that makes Paul Mitchell schools differs from their competitors. The Learning Leaders and Admission Leaders are uplifting, encouraging, creative and full of energy, just like the atmosphere at each school.

The Paul Mitchell Schools are highly involved in charitable donations, events and guest artists. Guest artists include all kinds of inspirational speakers, not just Paul Mitchell ones. For more information about the beauty industry visit

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