Hilo, HI (population: 45,456) has one beauty school within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Hawaii Institute of Hair Design has a total student population of 89. It is the 1913th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Beauty students from Hilo schools who go on to become aestheticians, hair stylists, hairdressers, hairstylists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,210 people working as skin care specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $31,990. Also, Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists make on average $27,070 per year and there are about 349,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 180 employed hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists earning an average salary of $31,910. Skin care specialists in this area earn $39,910/yr and there are 50 employed.
Hilo lies in Hawaii county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area has 157,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.24/hr average worker wage, and a $40,030 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.291 out of every 1000 jobs in Hilo are held by skin care specialists, and 1.156/1000 are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hawaii Institute of Hair Design ends up costing a student $16,890/yr.
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