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What is the employment like?

Employment of Barbers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will lead to greater demand for hair care services.The median annual wage for Cosmetologists was $24,830 in 2018.

Employment of Manicurists and Pedicurists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. New types of nail services, such as mini-sessions and mobile manicures and pedicures, may drive employment growth.  The median annual wage for Manicurists and Pedicurists was $24,330 in 2018.

Employment of Skincare Specialists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The desire among many women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in employment growth. Good job opportunities are expected. The median annual wage for Skin Care Specialists was $31,290 in 2018.

Employment of Massage Therapists is projected to grow 26 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists. The median annual wage for Massage Therapists was $41,420 in 2018.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook @ www.bls.gov, visited June 2019.