La Mesa has a general population of 54,749 and an overall student population of 220. Approximately 220 of La Mesa's students are enrolled in schools that offer cosmetology programs.
California Hair Design Academy is the largest cosmetology school in La Mesa, based on student population. In 2010, California Hair Design Academy graduated approximately 123 students from its cosmetology program.
A reported 178 students graduated with credentials in cosmetology in La Mesa in 2010.
Many cosmetology graduates choose to work as cosmetologists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Mesa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 41,100 cosmetologists in California, 2,940 were working in the greater La Mesa area. The government projects that the number of cosmetologists in La Mesa will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for cosmetologists.
As a cosmetologist in La Mesa, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,710 per year. This is higher than the average salary for cosmetologists in the state.