For parents used to the traditional post-secondary school pathways of college or university, the thought of a son or daughter attending a vocational, training, or private career college can be a daunting prospect. It shouldn’t be. Some young adults are just not interested in a 2-4 year traditional pathway to a job or career – they know what they are interested in and passionate about, and want to train and begin their career as soon as possible. This is where schools like William Edge Institute are a viable option for hundreds of thousands of training seekers every year.
Private training colleges are heavily regulated at the federal and state levels, and must meet stringent accreditation and licensing requirements, which ensures quality and consistency of curriculum, delivery, and grading across the board.
At William Edge Institute, students have the advantage of the strength of the Aveda brand, which provides an unrivaled platform that includes quality products, industry-leading training, and the Aveda culture which focuses on beauty, wellness, fashion, art, and community. Aveda is proud of its rich history of giving back through its commitment to Protect Clean Water and the Aveda Cares program – supporting cruelty-free testing, breast cancer research, and changing lives around the world.
SOME FACTS TO CONSIDER…
The salon and spa industry is a vibrant and growing component of the U.S. economy, with more than 900,000 total establishments and annual sales of nearly $40 billion.
Salon Establishments With Payroll Employees
2009 Establishments 88,876
2009 Sales $21.2 billion
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau; 2008/2009 figures
Not only did the salon and spa industry provide much needed job growth during the sluggish last decade, it is poised to post steady growth well into the future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of personal appearance jobs is projected to jump 31 percent between 2008 and 2018, nearly three times the rate of growth of total U.S. employment (11 percent) during the same period.
All of the major personal appearance occupations are projected to post job growth stronger than the overall economy between 2008 and 2018. The number of skin care specialist jobs is projected to jump 51 percent, while hairdresser, hairstylist and cosmetologist positions are expected to increase by 31 percent.
For more compelling facts and figures on the opportunities in the beauty industry, visit http://beautyschools.org/careers-in-beauty/facts-figures/.