Watertown, MA has forty-two cosmetology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Continental Academie of Hair Design, the highest ranked school in this group with a cosmetology program, has a total student population of 86. It is the 816th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of New Hampshire (#1 is Saint Anselm College).
Cosmetology students from Watertown 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 1,170 employed manicurists and pedicurists earning an average salary of $27,440. Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists in this area earn $30,520/yr and there are 5,000 employed.
Watertown lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.966 out of every 1000 jobs in Watertown are held by hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists, and 0.696/1000 are held by manicurists and pedicurists.
Of the 42 cosmetology schools with a 100-mile radius of Watertown, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Paul Mitchell the School-Rhode Island comes out as the most expensive ($33,984/yr) for cosmetology students, with Bristol Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,151/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Watertown|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||2.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||22.8 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||28.7 miles|