Gainful Employment Data

Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology Theory
Certificate of Completion in Hair Fundamentals
Certificate of Completion in Esthetics

The Department of Education requests information to be provided for those student pursuing a Certificate of Completion that is approved as a "gainful employment" program by the Department of Education. This allows students to make an informed decision about the costs of pursuing a certificate credential, the salary potential, and program comparisons.


Career Potential

The Department of Labor provides information about career fields, which can be accessed through the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the O*NET Resource Center. The Department of Labor uses Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes to distinguish between career fields. We have provided a list of potential careers that your certification may be used to gain employment in below, with links to the applicable O*NET Resource page. This list is not exhaustive, and we recommend researching your chosen career field to identify what will be the best steps to take to obtain your career goals.

SOC Code Career Title
39-5011.00 Barbers
39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists
39-5093.00 Shampooers
39-5094.00 Skin Care Specialists
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