The National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS) requires that institutions achieve minimum standards in completion rates (50%), employment (60%) and licensure (70%). Our Academies are proud to announce that our latest standards exceed the required minimums: our completion rate is 80%, our employment rate is 70% and our state board exam passing rate for 2007 is 91%.
Job Demand in the Cosmetology Industry
The following key findings were taken in part from the JOB DEMAND IN THE COSMETOLOGY INDUSTRY, 2007 NATIONAL SURVEY conducted for NACCAS by John B. Lee, JBL Associates.
In January 2007, there were over 1.6 MILLION professionals employed in the nationís 370,215 salons and spas. Since 2003, the total number of salons is up 18% and the total number of salon professionals is up 5%.
Our industry is one that continues to note considerable growth with 1/3 of all new jobs being in the spa industry. Some 53% of salons reported they had open positions, and more than 485,000 of these positions were filled in 2006. Approximately 3 out of 4 salons in 2006, reported having difficulty in finding qualified individuals.
The majority of industry employees work full-time (56%) while some opt for part-time (31%). The average salon income, including tips, ranges from $30,000 - $48,000 per year.