According to the US Department of Labor employment in personal care and service occupations is anticipated to grow by more than 20 percent over the projection period (2012-2022), adding more than 1 million jobs. As consumers become more concerned with health, beauty, and fitness, the number of cosmetic and health spas will increase, causing an increase in demand for workers in this group. This is no surprise for industry professionals who are noticing consumers becoming more concerned with health, beauty, and fitness. Naturally the number of cosmetic and health spas will increase, causing an increase in demand for qualified professionals. 
More specifically, skin care specialists are projected to experience a growth of 40% from 2012-2022 as consumers increasingly care about their personal appearance and self-improvement. Accordingly, Cosmetologists are also expected to experience a 13% increase over the same ten-year time frame, with a 16% growth rate expected for Manicurists and 23% growth rate projected for Massage Therapists. 
A large number of job openings are expected to occur from 2012-2022 from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or retire. Opportunities will be favorable for those licensed to provide a broad range of services. For this reason we recommend our students combine multiple courses in order to be more competitive once they enter the job market. Qualified, licensed professionals have many growing opportunities in the beauty and wellness industry. As the industry grows it is important to continue educating yourself on the latest trends and techniques. 
In addition to the USDL, The International Spa Association (ISPA) released key finding in their 2013 Spa Industry Study - including these statistics:
  • Overall industry revenues, number of spa visits, number of locations and revenue per visit all experienced increases during the reporting period, driving spa industry revenues to $14 billion in 2012. Day spas continue to dominate the industry at 79% of total spas, and medical spas representing almost 9% of the total industry.
  • Staffing levels across all spa types have increased, indicating a growth trend, while many spas report difficulty in finding qualified, skilled individuals.
  • The number of spa locations in the U.S. 

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