Ames has a total population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104. Of these students, 159 are enrolled in schools that offer cosmetology programs.
The largest cosmetology school in Ames, by student population, is The Salon Professional Academy. In 2010, The Salon Professional Academy graduated approximately 65 students from its cosmetology program.
A total of 82 students graduated with credentials in cosmetology from cosmetology schools in Ames in 2010.
If you plan on staying in Ames after graduating from cosmetology school, you should know that job prospects for cosmetologists in Ames, which is the most popular cosmetology profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 48 cosmetologists in Iowa were working in the greater Ames area. By the year 2018, the number of cosmetologists is expected to increase by 11% in Ames. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for cosmetologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a cosmetologist in Ames is $20,800 per year, which is lower than the average for cosmetologists state-wide.