Rise In Cosmetology Students
COLUMBIA- As many industries are reporting a decline in jobs, it’s the complete opposite for cosmetologists. Schools are seeing a rise in students entering the cosmetology industry.
Sam Brown, owner of Sam Brown’s Cosmetology Institute says he’s seen an increase of an older age group who has left previous employment due to a bleak outlook of the job market, and now have taken the opportunity to pursue their cosmetology dreams.
“I used to tell myself I can’t do this I can’t do that I got kids I have to work this and that but I’m not getting any younger and I wanted to set a good example for my kids that even though you have kids you can still pursue your dreams.” Veronica Brooks,who recently enrolled in the Cosmetology program at Cosmetology Concepts Institute. Brooks emphasized how much she enjoyed doing hair for family, but finally decided to pursue it professionally.
The U.S. Department of Labor projected up to a 20 percent increase of cosmetologists in 2010.
Deaun Robertson a teacher at, Cosmetology Concepts Institute commented, ’We do have a few students that were displaced workers so they came back looking for a change in career and decided to do this."
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The number of Cosmetologists is expected to keep increasing with a projected thirty fiver percent increase by2016 and there are several cosmetology schools in Mid-Missouri to meet that demand.