Career Outlook for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists

Also known as:  Beautician, Cosmetologist, Funeral Home Makeup Artist, Hair and Makeup Designer, Hair Colorist, Hair Stylist, Hairdresser, Hairpiece Stylist, Wedding Makeup Artist, Wig Stylist
The overall job outlook for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 5.48 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 0.91 percent per year. Demand for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists is expected to go up, with an expected 408,280 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 14.61 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists in the following states
Texas 25,570
New York 25,160
Pennsylvania 23,390
California 23,110
Florida 21,050
Ohio 18,750
New Jersey 17,450
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Guam 110
Alaska 500
Wyoming 620
Vermont 730
District of Columbia 860
Montana 940
South Dakota 980
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