The number of full-time employees who work in spas increased as well. The PwC's study shows that there were 149,200 full-time employees in the spa industry, in 2011. In just a year's time, the amount of full-timeworkers rose to 163,100. This means that there was an increase of 9.3 percent, which surpasses the total percentage of economic growth in the U.S. The total number of employees, including full-time and part-time, increased, too. This number went from 338,600 in May of 2011 to 339,400 in May of 2012. While the change may only be 0.2 percent, this proves that the number of opportunities in the spa industry is growing steadily. The data from the survey also revealed that the number of contracted and part-time employees decreased, but this means that the industry is growing so rapidly that full-time employees may be needed to meet with the demand of spa services.
The beauty industry is forever changing and growing. From the types of procedures offered to diversity with employment, this field is expanding, and spas are no different. For those looking for a new career in the beauty industry, the job openings at salons and spas are increasing, and the revenue generated from this field is rising steadily. In fact, even in a tough economy, spa revenue in the U.S. is growing, and at a speed that tops overall U.S. economic growth.
According to the International Spa Association (ISPA), there was revenue of $12.8 billion dollars for the spa industry in 2010. In the following year, the revenue improved. The yearly study that is conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicated that $13.4 billion were earned by spa; this is an increase of 4.5 percent of total revenue.The International Spa Association notes that the number of visits to a spa increased as well. In fact, the study shows that there were 156 million visits in 2011. In the previous year, spa visits measured by the PwC's survey were at 150 million. The statistics revealed that the number of visits to a spa were up by 4.1 percent.