BEAUTY JOBS WITH GED DIPLOMA
The beauty industry is in high demand. It may surprise you to explore the wide and diverse range of career opportunities within it. From small, locally owned beauty salons, nail bars and tanning salons, to high end spa resorts and cruise ships – career opportunities are wide and does not necessarily require more than diplomas from high school.
There are many beauty jobs opportunities, most states require that aspiring beauty workers e.g. cosmetologists to complete an education program at a state-licensed cosmetology school. Programs in skin care, hairstyling, and other personal appearance services can be found in both high schools and in public or private postsecondary vocational schools.
Do you need a license to operate? Yes! All states require barbers, cosmetologists and other beauty workers to be licensed. Qualifications for a license vary from state to state, but generally a person must be at least 16 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and have graduated from a state-licensed barber or cosmetology school. After graduating from a state-approved training program, students must pass a state licensing examination. The exam may include a written test, a practical test of styling skills, and an oral examination.
Now, let’s explore some of the careers in the beauty industry one can get engaged to without diplomas higher than those from GED or High school;
From professional beauty salons and department stores all around the United States to exotic international locations, there are thousands of beauty salons offering a wide range of treatments – from facials & microdermabrasion to massage, makeup, waxing and body treatments, which are all covered in your training as a Beauty Therapist. Some beauty therapists move into related areas in the sector such as marketing, sales and retail roles with the big names such as L’Oreal.
Individuals working in the beauty salons earns $30,000 to $40,000 annually.
Makeup is an exciting industry. Your skills in skincare, color therapy and personal style will equip you to work as a make-up artist for catwalk, bridal, fantasy, remedial camouflage and other areas. Make-up artists create makeup and prosthetics for theatre, television and film.
Make-up artistry jobs can be extremely well-paying too, (with average salary per annum estimated to range from $60,000 to $80,000) especially in the modeling and photography world. If you have the skills and ability to display a face to its full potential, as well as establish a working relationship with the actor or person being worked on, you can build a very successful career in this area.
There are also enormous international trade shows and conventions that show off the latest makeup and skin care products to those who are in the business. Makeup artists who are interested in specialty makeup and design can find opportunities with clients who want help to give their presentations a little extra flare.
Massage is a rewarding skill, highly regarded by future employers as well as your friends and family! Treatments range from basic relaxation massage to reflexology, aromatherapy and more. You will have the option to diversify within the electives that are offered as part of your training programme.
Day Spas & Health Spas
Health spas have become increasingly common and this area of the industry continues to do well. It offers many chances of employment for those who are qualified beauticians, personal trainers and holistic treatment specialists, who can provide a valued service to spa patrons.
If you want to work in a spa environment close to home, day spas are a rapidly growing area. Therapists use natural products to promote relaxation. Treatments include Vichy showers, hot stone therapy, even ancient Ayurveda health massages.
Sales & Marketing
Sales Reps travel on behalf of their brand or another company to visit salons and educate their fellow colleagues on how to properly use the products supplied by the company. The job of the sales rep is to know everything there is to know about the product line and be passionate enough get other people excited about it. Every beauty care product would need advertising to make sales, this can be sped up with the help of sales reps making this job very crucial in the industry.