Due to economic recession on an international scale, we have all witnessed higher unemployment rates and lower salaries for those still having a job. This has been going on for the past years in most industries. However, if we look at the stats, we see that even in the middle of recent crisis, the beauty industry has somehow managed to keep its head up high and continued its growth. Given the current context of increasingly more countries getting out of the recession, this field is booming with jobs all over the world.
Why should you be interested in the beauty jobs market around the world? Having a CIDESCO accredited diploma upon graduating a beauty therapy course allows you to work almost anywhere in the world. With the online jobs market you can easily find one on the other side of the planet. If travelling and relocating are not an issue for you, then sky is the limit!
Beauty Jobs Trends around the World
A quick search for “beauty jobs” on Google returned 680 million pages. This gives us a first look on how big the numbers are. If we were to dig deeper, then this is how worldwide stats would look like for the beauty industry: an extensive demand of highly trained and skilled beauticians. And the forecast for employment rate in this sector for upcoming years looks more than encouraging.
In the U.S. alone, for example, the unemployment rate in the salon industry is 2.3% lower in comparison to the rest of the world. Plus, the revenue growth is expected to increase to up to $49.3 billion by 2017. The overall employment rate in the beauty industry is also expected to growth nearly 14% by 2020. To give you an idea of how strong this industry is, know that while 2 million jobs have been lost in the U.S. job market since the 2000s, the beauty industry managed to add an impressive number of 75.000 jobs and make up for the deficit (pun unintended). We can only imagine the increase during a positive economic outlook. If you’re wondering why this growth and why the beauty industry still strives in the U.S., we can simplify it for you: Hollywood. Actors, singers, art performers, people inspired by them and those who wish to enter the entertainment industries are all dependent on the beauty industry. And guess what? We will always have artists, singers and movie stars.
Moving from the US to Australia. Here, statistics show the same trends of growth in terms of jobs openings and revenue, with an expected revenue in the beauty industry of nearly 2.5 billion by 2017. The number of new jobs is also expected to increase strongly.
In the U.K. alone, the beauty industry shows similar growth trends as the rest of the world. There is a huge need of highly skilled beauticians and laser hair removal practitioners all over the country. Several factors contribute to the expansion of demands in the beauty sector. First of all, there is the diversity of the beauty therapy field. As we already see a vast array of specialities, followed by a continuum of evolution in technological discoveries and new sciences. Secondly, constantly new niches are being added to the already existing ones, thanks to the new technologies. Cryotherapy, blue light or laser treatments are just one of the many examples. And as we know, along with the new comes the need for highly trained people and more job openings or business opportunities.
The slow economic recovery makes people willing to spend more time and focus on their well-being. We see middle age women more preoccupied for their looks, men more interested in having great body images and so on. Overall, it looks like the beauty industry is one of the wisest choices for anyone looking to build a beauty career.