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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
declining -6.32%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining -4.97%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
declining -19.95%
Average Wage
growing 8.65%
People in Workforce
declining -3.68%
Average Employee Age
growing 1.97%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Cosmetology and the types of students that study this field. Aveda Institute-Covington awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Empire Beauty School-Flagstaff and Margaret's Hair Academy Inc have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Cosmetology. Tuition costs for General Cosmetology majors are, on average, $3,088 for in-state public colleges, and $7,080 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Cosmetology programs are Private for-profit, less-than 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Personal & Culinary Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Personal & Culinary Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Personal & Culinary Services majors, by average wage, is Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers.


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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 38.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (38,205) of the degrees.

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

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 General Cosmetology 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 Equipment Selection is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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