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Fun and Unique Careers Available with Your Cosmetology License

Students come to Compass Career College to embark on careers that require minimal educational requirements, yet still offer a good job outlook.

That's why our Cosmetology program has proven to be widely popular.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cosmetologists should experience a better-than-average job growth through 2024. A significant reason for this projected 10% growth can be credited to the need to replace existing workers who are leaving the occupation (often because they near the age of retirement).

Many cosmetologists from our program go on to work in salons as hair dressers, while some commit themselves to opening their own salons. However, the skills you learn at CCC's cosmetology program open you up to a tremendous job market that includes a variety of off-the-beaten-path career paths that are proving to be in demand and, in some cases, offer higher wages than a standard hair dresser.

Become a stylist for photo and video shoots

We live in a digital age where photos and videos reign supreme. Every business and media company out there is producing a tremendous amount of visually based content featuring models. These models need to look their best; their appearance must help tell the story of the commercial or piece of content.

That's where you come in. With the portfolio and hands-on experience you develop at CCC, you can venture into the world of editorial/advertising stylist, where on any given day you could use your skills to help brands come to life.

Become a stylist for the screen and stage

If your idea of a fun day is helping actors become characters - with styling and makeup - then you may want to consider becoming a screen and stage stylist. Screen and stage stylists often must conduct their own research to ensure they help bring these characters to life accurately (for example, if you're responsible for helping a cast of actors look like they're from the 1920s), and they're always relying on a wide variety of ideas and techniques to completely transform a person's appearance.

Styling for the screen and stage also means learning how to create looks that can withstand the rigors of a long performance under bright lights.

Teach what you know

Perhaps you've decided that you want to work part-time as a cosmetologist but would still like to make extra income. Then you may want to consider becoming an instructor at a local salon, institute, or university. Not only are you helping others forge a new and exciting career, but this is a great way for you to stay on top of the latest skills and techniques, and get paid for it!

Own a salon

We've mentioned it earlier - some of our graduates go on to own salons, and for good reason. If you're interested in being your own boss and leading a team, then running your own salon could be exactly what you're looking for. You may want to consider taking additional business courses to hone your skills; however, if you're a natural born leader and have a vision for the type of salon you'd like to attach your name to, then this is an incredible option for a long-term career.

With a cosmetology degree from Compass Career College, the sky's the limit

At Compass Career College, we pride ourselves on helping our clients acquire the skills they need to excel in viable and flourishing careers. The job outlook in this field is bright with no signs of slowing down. And by opening yourself up to all the unique opportunities made available with your degree, there's no limit to where your CCC degree will take you.

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