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Postsecondary Graduate Debt
Median debt amount at graduation for students in the business, management and public administration field of study, which includes hairstyling and esthetician program areas:
|Job Title||Hourly Wage|
|Esthetic Services Manager||$18.05 - $64.10|
|Esthetician||$15.00 - $22.00|
|Hairstylist/Barber||$15.50 - $25.00|
|Salon Service Operator||$15.00 - $25.00|
Note: Individuals with a career within salon and spa often receive tips which would raise salary expectations. Wages will also vary based on service rates, experience and client base.
Labour Market Conditions
Esthetic Services Manager
As job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over in Canada through 2028, the balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue.
Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group in Canada through 2028. Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. 31% of estheticians, electrologists and related occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels in Canada through 2028. Employment growth in Ontario will see a moderate number of new positions become available due to more stable work activities expected as pandemic-related restrictions ease, population growth in many areas, opportunities to provide services in residential care facilities, or to niche markets, such as in-home services for the increasing number of seniors, and the ability to meet the hair-service needs of a diverse population. 39% of hairstylists and barbers are self-employed, compared to an average of 12% for all occupations. Hairstylist is a compulsory skilled trade in Ontario, therefore individuals must be registered as, or complete an apprenticeship to work in this occupation.
Salon Service Operator
The balance between labour supply and demand seen in recent years is expected to continue in Canada through 2028, for this occupation group. Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions. The majority of employers for this group are in the personal care services industry, and many in self employment.
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