Cosmetology Schools Near Paducah / Cape Girardeau / Harrisburg / Mt. Vernon

Harrisburg, Illinois, is a great place to start your career as a cosmetologist. As an added benefit, Harrisburg is part of a cluster of cities—in three other states!—that all provide quality cosmetology programs. (Be sure to check on reciprocity with each state's board of cosmetology, though!) Below, you can find information about cosmetology careers in Harrisburg, Illinois; Paducah, Kentucky; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; and Mount Vernon, Indiana.

Salaries and job opportunities in each state are as follows.

Location Annual Salary Career Outlook: Projected Job Growth, 2016–2026
Illinois $31,480 ($15.13/hour) 4%
Kentucky $30,300 ($14.57/hour) No data available
Indiana $27,780 ($13.36/hour) 11%
Missouri $29,490 ($14.18/hour) 6%

Sources: and CareerOneStop

You can find cosmetology schools in all four cities that will help you complete the state requirements for becoming licensed, as shown below.

Location Licensing Requirements
Illinois 1,500 training hours; pass written and skills test
Kentucky 1,500 training hours; pass written and skills test
Indiana 1,500 training hours; pass written and skills test
Missouri 1,500 training hours or 3,000 apprenticeship hours; pass written and skills test

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Paul Mitchell The School

Program: Cosmetology

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Aveda Institute

Program: Cosmetology

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Georgia Career Institute (GA)

Program: Cosmetology

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Changes Cosmetology School LLC – Accredited

2928 Park Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001

Great Ambitions School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1102 Paris Road
Mayfield, KY 42066

John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918

Kaskaskia College

27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801

Olney Central College

305 North West Street
Olney, IL 62450

Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center – Accredited

3203 Oak Grove Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Rend Lake College

468 North Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846

Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin, IL 62992

Southeastern Illinois College

3575 College Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Trend Setters School – Accredited

835 South Kingshighway Cape
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

West Kentucky Community and Technical College

4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42001
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