Merced has a general population of 63,893 and an overall student population of 13,945. Approximately 85 of Merced's students are enrolled in schools that offer cosmetology programs.
The largest cosmetology school in Merced, by student population, is Sierra College of Beauty. In 2010, Sierra College of Beauty graduated approximately 70 students from its cosmetology program.
A total of 77 students graduated with credentials in cosmetology from cosmetology schools in Merced in 2010.
If you decide to work as a cosmetologist in Merced, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 285 cosmetologists in California were working in the greater Merced area. The government projects that the number of cosmetologists in Merced will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for cosmetologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a cosmetologist in Merced is $19,020 per year, which is lower than the average for cosmetologists state-wide.