Waycross, GA has one cosmetology school within its city limits. Okefenokee Technical College has a total student population of 1,734. It is the 4563rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 114th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Cosmetology students from Waycross 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.
Waycross lies in Ware county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the South Georgia nonmetropolitan area has 188,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $15.30/hr average worker wage, and a $31,820 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Okefenokee Technical College ends up costing a student $3,966/yr.