Cosmetologist- Future Career

Abigail Burkett

Career name, what someone does in this career, and how much they make per year

The name of the career is hairstylists and cosmetologists. People's jobs may vary depending on the size and type of salon where they work. The amount this job usually makes is around $23,220 a year.

The 10 year growth, and the annual openings

The 10 year growth is more slow than average. The annual openings are always pretty high.

What preparation is needed, the working conditions, and skills and abillities

The preparation that is needed is:


  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Complete a cosmetology or hair styling program
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Pass a licensing exam

The working conditions are:



  • Must have a high level of contact with customers and staff
  • Must almost always work inside
  • Must be in their exact work. Errors could cause customers to get a bad haircut or hair color
  • Must work part time or full time. Most work full time

The skills and abilities are:



  • Must be able to listen to others and ask questions
  • Must be able to understand spoken information
  • Must speak clearly so others understand
  • Must think of original, unusual, or creative ways to solve problems]
  • Must analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses

Helpful classes to take in high school

Core classes to be sure to do well in during high school to be prepared for this career

  • Cosmetology
  • Safety and first aid
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction for business

Helpful Elections

  • Cosmetology
  • First aid
  • Accounting

Programs of study that are directly related to this career

  • Cosmetology and hair design
  • Barbering

Online Cosmetology School and Beauty Schools
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