In a letter to the editor of USA Today (please find the full letter here ), Jim Cox, the Executive Director of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools cited the uncertainty of certain occupations the current job market versus those that offer stability and growth; jobs in the beauty industry are in demand and offer a tremendous amount of potential growth. The article, posted on USA Today’s website January 13, 2011, states there is expected growth in many positions under the umbrella of health and beauty professionals, specifically citing “skin care specialists”. Mr. Cox says “In bad times, people still want to look good in order to find, or keep, a job. And until someone can get a facial on the Internet or a haircut from a call center, these jobs won’t be outsourced.”
The article also mentions that many Americans are also able to start their own businesses and still be successful, with a record number of start-up businesses in recent years. The ability of many beauty professionals to operate as their own employers or to start their own small business, the demand for beauty services offers a lot of opportunity. Jim Cox believes this leads to rewarding careers in beauty because the industry offers such a rich “work/life balance” that allows individuals to get exactly what they want from a career in beauty.
Artistic Academy in Morris Plains, New Jersey offers full time and part time courses in Cosmetology or Aesthetics (Skin Care Specialty) designed to meet the demands of today’s beauty industry. With financial aid for those who qualify, the opportunity for a rewarding career in beauty is only a phone call away.