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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 15%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining 0.59%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
maintaining 0%
Average Wage
declining 4.84%
People in Workforce
growing 16.4%
Average Employee Age
declining 1.54%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor and the types of students that study this field. Cosmopolitan Beauty and Tech School awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Professional's Choice Hair Design Academy and Cosmopolitan Beauty and Tech School have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor. Tuition costs for Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor majors are, on average, $6,361 for in-state public colleges, and $16,700 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor 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 Management, scientific & technical consulting services.


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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 37.9, 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 (760) of the degrees.

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

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, Barber, & Nail Instructor 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, Critical Thinking, and Service Orientation are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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