Professional cosmetologists at a pricey, online school say they’re seeing a sharp rise in demand from cosmetologists looking to supplement their income and find jobs in the cosmetotherapy industry.
While some cosmetologies in the United States have closed in recent years, they still employ tens of thousands of people.
The demand is also coming from younger cosmetologic students looking for a career in a field where salaries are high, such as the beauty industry or interior design.
For many cosmetologist students, cosmetographers at pricier online schools are the only option they have.
At one online school in Atlanta, students pay between $8,000 and $10,000 per year, and pay thousands of dollars for a cosmetoscope.
At another, in Austin, Texas, students can pay up to $15,000 a year for a $150,000-plus school, and have access to nearly 1,500 graduates.
At one of the pricier schools, the cost of tuition is $4,500 per year.
The average salary for an associate cosmetographer is $150 per hour.
But a graduate can earn up to almost $90,000, according to Cosmetology Business Worldwide.
The demand for cosmeticians, who have to pay for equipment, is particularly intense in areas such as urban centers, where there is little demand for professionals in the industry.
Cosmetologists also often face a much higher rate of fire and burnout.
“The more we know about the profession, the more people want to come into it, and that’s why the rates of burnout have increased,” said Dr. Paul Waggoner, the founder of the professional organization Cosmetologie USA.
Waggoner is a board member of the Cosmetological Society of America and the co-founder of Cosmetologist Consulting.
He also is a graduate of the University of Houston, and was the coauthor of the report, Cosmetologic Career Development: A Professional Cosmetician’s Guide.
He believes there are two reasons why the demand for professional cosmologists is so high: one is the number of graduates, who tend to have a higher salary than their counterparts in the field, and the second is the cost to students.
For cosmetolgists in the urban centers where there are few cosmetopists, cosmogists have to make up for the loss of a job.
They also face an increased number of medical conditions.
“A lot of our patients, especially when they’re younger, they’ve got conditions that are severe and can affect their quality of life,” Waggoner said.
“It’s not necessarily just cosmetic surgery, but there are a lot of conditions that require a lot more time.”
He believes a good cosmetician has to work hard in order to earn their living.
But, he said, there is still a lot to be learned about how to help their students succeed in the profession.
“I think a lot will come from teaching them how to make money as a cosmologist,” he said.