Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has three cosmetology schools within its city limits. Maricopa Skill Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 941. It is the 1649th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Cosmetology students from Phoenix schools who go on to become cosmetologists, hair stylists, barbers, skin care specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 349,210 people working as hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $27,070. Also, Manicurists and pedicurists make on average $22,150 per year and there are about 53,020 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 460 employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $21,900. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $28,950/yr and there are 4,480 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and 0/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 3 cosmetology schools in Phoenix, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Regency Beauty Institute-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($24,516/yr) for cosmetology students, with Maricopa Skill Center as the lowest, reported at only $16,056/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|