December 18, 2019
Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Career [Updated 2019]
With every new season, there seems to be a rejuvenated feeling of self-improvement! If you’ve been thinking of starting a new education or career journey, we support it and want to give some advice. Here are the top five things that you should consider when choosing a new education or career path.
1. Your Happiness
It may sound cliché, but the number one thing that you should consider when choosing a career is your happiness. Don’t be pressured into becoming an accountant if you hate numbers because you think it’s the right thing to do. Instead, pursue something you’re interested in! There are many paths that could make you happy so try exploring what does. Who knows, a future in cosmetology or skincare could be the future that makes you the happiest and we have both of those programs at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy!
Of course, while happiness should be prioritized, you also want to focus on realistic and viable career options. By pursuing a skill that’s marketable, and that you’re good at, you’ll have an opportunity to work in the future.
The neat thing about the beauty industry is the growth available within them! Here are some stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on job outlook for programs offered at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy:
Job Outlook from 2018-2028:
- Skincare Specialists: 11% (Much faster than average)
- Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists: 8% (Faster than average)
- Manicurists and Pedicurists: 10% (Faster than average)
3. Social Environment
If you’re a people person then you’ll want to consider the social environment in which you’ll work. While introverts may be comfortable at a desk job, extroverts often require more stimulation. Try to choose a career that fits your social needs and even if a job doesn’t fit what you’re comfortable with, it’s always a great opportunity to grow with new experiences!
4. Your Work Style
Each individual has his or her own unique work style. Some enjoy deadlines and structure, while others thrive with little guidance or management. Make sure the career path that you choose is conducive to the environment in which you work best. In the world of beauty, you can make your work align with your specific style. Whether you want to work for someone or start your own business, it’s easy to make it enjoyable!
5. Your Priorities
As you think about your future career you should make a list of your top priorities. How will you achieve a work-life balance? What’s most important to you? Are you driven by the idea of career success and industry? Before pursuing a career path, figure out what your priorities are – it could save you a lot of time and money in the future!
Start Your Future with Artistic Nails and Beauty!
We can help you get started on a path towards a future in beauty! If you’re ready to start something that could make you happy and marketable, fits your social needs and work style, and aligns with your priorities, give Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy a try! We’ve got barbering, cosmetology, massage therapy, nails, skincare, full specialist, and spa therapist programs.
Right now is the best time to consider starting your dream!