Cosmetology Graduates Have Many Exciting Career Opportunities
Cosmetology is a 60 billion dollar industry that is stable, provides endless
opportunities, and cannot be outsourced to another country. A cosmetologist can work
anywhere in the country, full-time or part-time, work for a large corporation with several
locations, in a local salon or for themselves as an independent contractor. Last year,
there were an estimated 600,000 salon positions filled in the United States. However, for
those of you who may want to explore other exciting career choices, here are ten
Cosmetology Career options you may want to consider:
1. If you love to travel, why not consider becoming a stylist on a cruise ship or at a
luxury resort. Imagine following the sun by working seasonally at a resort hotel salon in
Mexico during the winter, then finding a cooler seasonal locale for the hot and humid
2. A beauty school education could lead you to the exciting worlds of fashion and
entertainment. Become a celebrity stylist by working with local, national or international
models and celebrities. If you have the talent, creativity and stay current with beauty
and fashion trends, working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry could become
3. As a licensed Cosmetologist, you could also choose the management track in the
corporate world. Corporate giants in the beauty industry offer lucrative sales positions
that could lead you to a high paying Regional or National Sales and Marketing position.
4. Perhaps the corporate world is not for you, but you are still drawn to the business
side of the beauty industry. You could become the manager of a large salon where you'd be
responsible for personnel management, training, inventory control, payroll, sales and marketing.
5. Want to be your own boss? You have a couple options. If you're not averse to taking
some financial risk, you can open your own salon. Another alternative, is to lease booth
space or a chair from a salon owner. You will be working with your clientele on your own
schedule. You can work as few or as many hours as you like - a great option for moms.
6. Teaching is a rewarding and satisfying career pursuit. Many experienced
Cosmetologists take advanced courses to become a cosmetology instructor at a private
beauty school, vocational school or community college. As an Instructor, you can share
your knowledge and skills with those just getting started in the beauty industry and
experience the gratification when your students succeed.
7. You've always been a very good writer. You can leverage your Cosmetology education
and experience with your writing skills to "pen" articles in your free time. With hands-on
experience, you will have a lot of interesting tips, advice and anecdotes to share with
readers interested in learning more about the beauty industry. This could lead to a full-time
career as a writer or editor of a beauty industry magazine, newsletter or website.