How can you keep up with the changes that drive the beauty industry, both on a national level and in the state of Oklahoma? As a skilled beauty professional, you may be interested by the opportunities that come with continuing education.
Whether you attend a one-day seminar or a full semester-long class, continuing education in Oklahoma can take your career to the next level.
What you gain from continuing education courses really depends on what you want to get from them. If youre a new cosmetologist, perhaps you want to build your skills beyond what you learned in cosmetology school. If youve been in this industry for a while, you may wish to take courses that educate you on the new techniques being taught in beauty school. You may be able to move up to a leadership or training position with the right continuing education.
Cosmetology continuing education hours are not currently required to renew your license, but cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.
Continuing education can have a positive impact on your personal job outlook and your earning potential if you choose courses that suit your customers, your salons needs, and how the industry is changing. Per O*Net, job openings for Oklahoma cosmetologists are expected to swell by 8% through 2022. Overall, the average salary for an Oklahoma cosmetologist is $20,400 per year (O*Net, 2014).
Due to the changing nature of the beauty industry, continuing education shouldnt be considered optional. Rather, the time that you spend in continuing education and training should simply be thought of as part of your career. Not only can your customers benefit from your increased knowledge and enhanced skills, you can develop confidence and fulfillment as the result of your education. In addition, by meeting the changing needs of your salon, you may solidify your job security and your future at your place of employment. Continuing education may give you a boost if you want to change the course of your career altogether. Lets say you want to focus on training new staff, hair coloring, or nail technology. Continuing education can help you get there.
State of Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84, Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone Number: 405-521-2441
Fax Number: 405-521-2440
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology can help with updating a change of name or change of address as well as answer any questions about your Oklahoma cosmetology license.