December 18, 2019
Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Career [Updated 2021]
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 path, 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 it’s important to consider your happiness when choosing a career. Your career is a big part of your life. The right career can help you feel fulfilled and excited to go to work. When you have the opportunity to pursue something you’re interested in, it can make a huge difference in your future career. Not everyone has the opportunity to do what they love, so it’s important to consider those opportunities if you get the chance.
Many paths could make you happy, so try exploring different paths. Who knows? A future in cosmetology or skincare could make you happy. You can meet new people and help them feel good about themselves. Helping others can be a great way to boost your happiness. We have both of those programs at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy in Florida!
2. Education and Training
For most careers, you will need to have some level of training. This education can help you build your knowledge and develop your skills as a future professional. If you are looking to go to school to prepare for a potential career, here are a few things to consider:
- What kind of learner are you?
- How long are you willing to go to school?
Not everyone learns the same way. While some people learn best in a traditional classroom setting, others find it to be impersonal and learn better by doing. Beauty school can be a great option for hands-on learners. At Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, we combine traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences. After developing your foundational skills in the classroom, you can work on mannequins and with clients in our student salon.* This can help develop your beauty skills and your skills in business management and guest services.
We value our students’ time. That’s why we strive to make our programs with our students in mind. Our longest programs, cosmetology, and barbering can be completed in as little as 10 months! We want to help you gain the skills you need to become a beauty professional while also respecting your time. If you want to learn more about our programs and the time it takes to complete them, feel free to explore our program page or reach out to us!
3. Social Environment
If you’re a people person then you’ll want to consider the social environment of your work. While introverts may be comfortable at a desk job, extroverts often need more stimulation. Try to choose a career that fits your social needs.
Don’t be afraid to try something new! New experiences can be great to help you grow as a professional. Being willing to try new things can show future employers that you take initiative and are adaptable to new situations.
If you love meeting new people, the beauty industry can be a great social environment for you! You can build a rapport with clients and help them feel like the best version of themselves. Not only can you develop a connection with clients, but you can also make friends with fellow beauty professionals. You can grow your network while also making friends with people who share your passion.
4. Your Work Style
Each individual has a 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 a business, you can make it enjoyable! An education in beauty can open many doors. Explore the different paths and see which one could be right for you!
5. Your Priorities
As you think about your future career, 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? For example, if you become a self-employed beauty professional, you could set your own schedule. You could also have more control over your business and career. Knowing what your priorities are could save you a lot of time and money in the future!
Beauty school can be great if you prioritize flexibility and creativity. At Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, we offer full-time and part-time schedules for many of our programs. Day and night classes are available for most of our programs. We also value creativity and strive to unlock our students’ creative potential.
To learn more about our programs and their schedules, reach out to us!
Start Your Future with Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy!
We can help you get started on a path toward a future in beauty! If you’re ready to start something that could make you happy and marketable, give Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy in Lakeland and Tampa, Florida a try! We offer a wide range of programs. See if any are a good fit for you!
If you’re ready to get started, fill out the form below to get info on how to schedule your tour. Explore a future career in the beauty industry.
*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.