Gastonia, NC (population: 75,340) has one beauty school within its city limits. Carolina Academy of Cosmetic Art & Science has a total student population of 210. It is the 2217th highest ranked school in the USA and the 46th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Beauty students from Gastonia 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 2,310 employed hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists earning an average salary of $24,800. Skin care specialists in this area earn $37,600/yr and there are 220 employed.
Gastonia lies in Gaston county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.266 out of every 1000 jobs in Gastonia are held by skin care specialists, and 2.762/1000 are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolina Academy of Cosmetic Art & Science ends up costing a student $27,820/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gastonia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||22.9 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||74.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.5 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||82.9 miles|