People of all ages are entering the cosmetology and beauty industry.  Recent high school graduates, dislocated workers or people just looking for a new career can become a licensed cosmetologist in less than one year. Cosmetology is considered to be a “recession proof industry” in a society of baby boomers that value youth and beauty.  To cater to the increasing demands for skilled estheticians, we are now offering an Esthetician Program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of personal appearance jobs is projected to jump 31 percent between 2008 and 2018. This rate of growth is nearly three times that of total U.S. employment (11 percent) during the same period.

All of the major personal appearance occupations are projected to post job growth stronger than the overall economy between 2008 and 2018. The number of skin care specialist jobs is projected to jump 51 percent, while hairdresser, hairstylist, and cosmetologist positions are expected to increase by 31 percent.

Careers in the salon and spa industry present opportunities for business ownership. In fact, 61 percent of salons are owned by women, compared to just 30 percent of all businesses in the overall private sector.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology, founded in 1962 has been producing successful cosmetologists for over 50 years. As a Pivot Point Member School, we have access to Pivot Point’s Designer’s ApproachTM teaching materials. With our online resources, students will be able to access their textbooks, videos, and practice exams online. Students gain their practical experiences in our modern student salons.

Our supportive admissions staff is ready to guide you through the admissions process. We encourage students to schedule a personal tour of the facility. At that time we can discuss the curriculums, and career opportunities. Call us today at 1-800-353-2839 for Johnstown or 1-800-750-6198 for DuBois.

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