Going to beauty school doesn’t have to be an “alternative” choice to attending college or university. For many, going to beauty schools is the ideal choice. Instead of languishing in college without a clear direction, a beauty school education will help the enrollee pursue his or her passion and start earning money quickly.

Ready to Launch a Career Now

The idea of going to a college to pursue a bachelor degree is daunting. At a minimum, you will need to commit to four years of full-time study to earn a bachelor’s degree. During the four years, you won’t only take courses in your major, but you will have to take general education classes too. In comparison, a beauty school commitment is months long, not years. Moreover, you will only be taking technical courses related to your profession.

Staggering Cost of College

The cost of college is very high in comparison to trade schools. Private colleges without state funding are particularly expensive. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the annual cost of college in 2017 was $17,237 for public colleges and $44,551 at private colleges. For trade schools, you will be paying a fraction of that cost. Plus, since you’ll finish trade school within one to two years, you won’t have a tuition payment for four or more years. Many students worry about the lack of financial aid when attending a trade school. However, it is a common misconception that financial aid isn’t available for trade school. In fact, scholarships, grants, and loans are all offered to students who attend trade schools.

Lack of Degree Requirement

A majority of careers today don’t require a bachelor degree. It is estimated that only 1/3 of all job openings ask for a college degree. In addition, many trade positions have experienced substantial job growth with plenty of vacancies available. As an example, careers in the beauty industry are projected to grow by 8 percent over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is higher than the average for all positions. Increased population and high demand for personal care services have been linked to this growth. Salaries for a beauty position will vary, but stylists have the potential to earn substantially more than those who have earned a traditional degree.

The Long Island Beauty School gives you the opportunity to carve out your own path. Our students love their chosen professions and have successful careers upon program completion. Contact us today to learn more.