Accreditation is important to any higher education. A school that is accredited has gone through the process of meeting the requirements set forth by the accrediting agency. This shows the school is financially stable and offers the best education possible. Accredited schools are eligible for financial aid and credits earned are normally available for transfer to other accredited higher educational institutions.
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median earnings per week than workers with only a high school diploma*.
Beauty schools can obtain accreditation from several different agencies, depending on their training and degree program offered. It is important to seek a school that has accreditation by one of these agencies as they will provide the best possible education at their respective school. The following is a list of accrediting agencies you can expect to see when selecting a cosmetology training program; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Council on Occupational Education (COE), Accrediting Council for Continued Education and Training (ACCET) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Each of these accrediting agencies are recognized by the United States Department of Education. Another accrediting agency is the National Accrediting Commission for Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). This agency is not a government agency but it is recognized by the United States Department of Education.
In addition to accreditation, it is important to select a school that is approved by the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology. Approval by the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology shows the school is properly licensed and has met the requirements set for all beauty schools within the state. The state requires schools to have a specific square footage with separate male and female restrooms along with how the classrooms and clinical areas are to be set up.
Job Demand for Cosmetologists in Wyoming
Cosmetologists are classified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to provide services of beauty which includes makeup, wigs, hair styling, hair removal, and nail and skin care services. Cosmetologist positions are considered to be of national average in job demand. The positions are anticipated to have a 13% growth through 2022. Anticipated job openings are expected to be from current employees retiring, changing careers or moving to other positions.
Cosmetology and Beauty Salary ranges in Wyoming
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the salary ranges for cosmetology related positions to have a nationally average median annual salary of $23,140. However, the annual salary range can be below the national median average at $17,010 to $23,140 or above the national median annual salary range at $23,140 to $44,220. Most all cosmetologist positions are considered part time and can expect to work both evenings and weekends. Cosmetologists who do not work for a salon and are considered to be self-employed will typically work much longer hours and determine the days of the week and hours they will work.
List of Top Beauty and Cosmetology Programs in Wyoming
The following is a list of schools and their locations are approved and licensed by the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology. These schools are also accredited.
- Abraxes School of Cosmetology, Rock Springs
- Basics School of Beauty, Casper
- Cheeks International Academy, Cheyenne
- Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington
- IMBC, Cheyenne
- Rocky Mountain Academy, Casper
- Southwestern Beauty Academy, Green River
- Styles School of Cosmetology, Riverton
- True Colors Training Center, Sheridan
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