Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

103,475

declining 13.6%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,096

growing 3.42%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$7,080

growing 0%

Average Wage

$48,186

growing 5.3%

People in Workforce

48,516

declining 8.96%

Average Employee Age

37.2

declining 2.01%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services degree recipients are New York, NY, Guaynabo, PR, and Covington, LA. The locations with a relatively high number of Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services degree recipients are . The most common degree awarded to students studying Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is a 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services and the types of students that study this field. Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc awards the most degrees in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services in the US, but Beauty Schools of America-North Miami Beach and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services.

Tuition costs for Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services majors are, on average, $3,096 for in-state public colleges, and $7,080 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services programs are Private for-profit, less-than 2-year institutions (1,086 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private for-profit, less-than 2-year (71,322 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services, is Private for-profit, less-than 2-year (71,322 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,096

Median In-State Public

$7,080

Median Out of State Private

Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc has the most Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services degree recipients, with 1,553 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Beauty Schools of America-North Miami Beach and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Glendale Heights have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Personal & Culinary Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Personal & Culinary Services majors is $48,186 and the most common occupations are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

The industry that employs the most Personal & Culinary Services majors is Restaurants & Food Services, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

$48,186

Average Wage in Workforce

± $5,064

5.3%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

The average salary for Personal & Culinary Services majors is $48,186 and the most common occupations are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

Highest Paying Pumas

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Personal & Culinary Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Personal & Culinary Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Personal & Culinary Services majors, by number of employees, are Chefs & head cooks, Cooks, and Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Personal & Culinary Services majors are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers, Miscellaneous managers, and Cashiers.

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Occupations by Share

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48,516

2017 Workforce

± 5,407

8.96%

1 Year Growth

± 16.9%

The number of Personal & Culinary Services graduates in the workforce has been declining at a rate of 8.96%, from 53,291 in 2016 to 48,516 in 2017.

The largest single share of Personal & Culinary Services graduates go on to work as Chefs & head cooks (19.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Personal & Culinary Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

The most common industries that employ Personal & Culinary Services majors, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories , and Traveler accommodation.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

48,516

2017 Workforce

± 5,407

8.96%

1 Year Growth

± 16.9%

The number of Personal & Culinary Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 8.96%, from 53,291 in 2016 to 48,516 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Personal & Culinary Services graduates by share is Restaurants & Food Services, followed by Funeral homes, & cemeteries & crematories . This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Personal & Culinary Services.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Personal & Culinary Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Personal & Culinary Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Personal & Culinary Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Personal & Culinary Services is 37.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Female employees are more likely to hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (48,130) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

37.2

Average Age in 2017

± 1.29 Years

2.01%

1 Year Change

± 4.9%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Personal & Culinary Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 35 years old, which represent 7.8% and 5.6% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services are 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Personal & Culinary Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (89.9%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    48,130 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    24,069 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    18,965 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. Asian Female

    0 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male

    0 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services. Asian Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services is from the 2 Digit Course Personal & Culinary Services.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Philippines

    1,176 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    798 degree recipients

  3. China

    498 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Philippines

    2.86 times more than expected

  2. China

    1.34 times more than expected

  3. Dominican Republic

    1.32 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Philippines that hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees (2.86 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (1,176 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services majors need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Equipment Selection, and Instructing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Cosmetology & Personal Grooming Services majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Service Orientation is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Service Orientation, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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