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More than 90 Percent of Beauty, Wellness Professionals Learn Essential Job Skills

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The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges

150 South Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32301

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More than 90 Percent of Beauty, Wellness Professionals Learn Essential Job Skills as Part of the Training Offered by Florida Career Colleges

MAY 6, 2016 – Tallahassee, Fla. – As the old adage goes “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” however, for thousands of Florida’s beauty and wellness professionals comes confidence that they are prepared through the hands-on instruction they’ve received at the state’s private career colleges.

Florida’s private career colleges trained 93 percent of Florida cosmetology graduates in 2013-14, according to information issued by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education & the Integrated Postsecondary Data System. Massage therapy numbers also range in the 90+ percentile.

The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) have made these beauty/wellness careers the focus for May as part of the ongoing Shortage of Skills series about job growth.

In a state where tourism and vacation experiences are key, opportunities abound for these cosmetology professionals including hair stylists, barbers, aestheticians and massage therapists. These jobs and vocations go hand-in-hand.

Florida offers jobs at the many salons, spas, shopping malls, hotels and other relaxation stations across the Sunshine State.

Generations of Floridians have relied on many of these jobs, and the future for growth is on par with the national numbers predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which anticipates a 10 percent increase from 2014 to 2024.

FAPSC (fapsc.org) has been the voice of Florida’s career schools since 1956. The association of more than 250 member schools works on behalf of the more than 1,000 licensed private career schools and colleges in Florida that prepare students each year for employment in more than 200 occupational fields by offering degree programs, certification and training.

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Media Contact: Jamie Floer, APR, CPRC pr@fapsc.org


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