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Career and Education Opportunities for Barbers in Newark, New Jersey

There are many career and education opportunities for barbers in the Newark, New Jersey area. There are currently 4,300 jobs for barbers in New Jersey and this is projected to grow 3% to about 4,400 jobs by 2016. This is not quite as good as the national trend for barbers, which sees this job pool growing by about 11.6% over the next eight years. Barbers generally provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

Barbers earn approximately $14 hourly or $29,820 yearly on average in New Jersey. Nationally they average about $11 per hour or $24,050 yearly. Earnings for barbers are better than earnings in the general category of Personal Care in New Jersey and not quite as good as general Personal Care category earnings nationally.

The Newark area is home to 318 schools of higher education, including seven within twenty-five miles of Newark where you can get a degree as a barber. Given that the most common education level for barbers is a post-secondary certificate, you can expect to spend a short time studying to be a barber if you already have a high school diploma.

CAREER DESCRIPTION: Barber

In general, barbers provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

Barbers clean and sterilize scissors, combs and other instruments. They also cut and trim hair in line with patrons' instructions and/or current hairstyles, using clippers, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors. Equally important, barbers have to question customers regarding desired services and haircut styles. They are often called upon to clean work stations and sweep floors. They are expected to drape and pin protective cloths around customers' shoulders. Finally, barbers shape and trim beards and moustaches, using scissors.

Every day, barbers are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.

It is important for barbers to order supplies. They are often called upon to keep card files on clientele, recording notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit. They also apply lather; and shave beards, or neck and temple hair contours, using razors. They are sometimes expected to recommend and sell lotions, tonics, or other cosmetic supplies. Somewhat less frequently, barbers are also expected to keep card files on clientele, recording notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit.

And finally, they sometimes have to clean work stations and sweep floors.

Like many other jobs, barbers must be reliable and be thorough and dependable.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Newark include:

  • Assistant Hairstylist. Shampoo and rinse customers' hair.
  • Hairdresser. Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
  • Makeup Artist. Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
  • Manicurist. Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.
  • Skin Care Specialist. Provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Barber Training

Parisian Beauty School - Hackensack, NJ

Parisian Beauty School, 362 State St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5509. Parisian Beauty School is a small school located in Hackensack, New Jersey. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 300 students. Parisian Beauty School has 2 areas of study related to Barber. They are:

  • Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design, one to two year which graduated 104 students in 2008.
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, less than one year which graduated 3 students in 2008.

New Horizon Institute of Cosmetology Inc - West New York, NJ

New Horizon Institute of Cosmetology Inc, 5518 Bergenline Ave, West New York, NJ 07093-4623. New Horizon Institute of Cosmetology Inc is a small school located in West New York, New Jersey. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 165 students. New Horizon Institute of Cosmetology Inc has a less than one year program in Barbering/Barber.

A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc. - New York, NY

A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc., 252 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001-5271. A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc. is a small school located in New York, New York. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 154 students and an admission rate of 95%. A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc. has a less than one year program in Barbering/Barber which graduated 218 students in 2008.

A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Tribeca Inc. - New York, NY

A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Tribeca Inc., 113 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007. A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Tribeca Inc. is a small school located in New York, New York. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 89 students and an admission rate of 88%. A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Tribeca Inc. has a less than one year program in Barbering/Barber which graduated 102 students in 2008.

European Academy of Cosmetology-Union - Union, NJ

European Academy of Cosmetology-Union, 1126 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083. European Academy of Cosmetology-Union is a small school located in Union, New Jersey. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 150 students. European Academy of Cosmetology-Union has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

USA Beauty School International - New York, NY

USA Beauty School International, 87 Walker St 1st floor, New York, NY 10013. USA Beauty School International is a small school located in New York, New York. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 303 students and an admission rate of 84%. USA Beauty School International has a less than one year program in Barbering/Barber.

Roman Academy of Beauty Culture - Hawthorne, NJ

Roman Academy of Beauty Culture, 431 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. Roman Academy of Beauty Culture is a small school located in Hawthorne, New Jersey. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 93 students. Roman Academy of Beauty Culture has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated three students in 2008.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey
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Newark is located in Essex County, New Jersey. It has a population of over 278,980, which has grown by 2.0% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Newark, 140, is far greater than the national average. New single-family homes in Newark are priced at $83,500 on average, which is far less than the state average. In 2008, ninety-nine new homes were built in Newark, up from twenty-nine the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Newark are health care, educational services, and finance and insurance. For men, it is construction, administrative and support and waste management services, and accommodation and food services. The average commute to work is about 32 minutes. More than 9.0% of Newark residents have a bachelor's degree, which is lower than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 3.0%, is lower than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Newark is 14.8%, which is greater than New Jersey's average of 9.3%.

The percentage of Newark residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 57.0%, is more than the national average but less than the state average. First Mount Zion Baptist Church, First Newborn Tabernacle Church and First Presbyterian Church are among the churches located in Newark. The most common religious groups are the Catholic Church, the Muslim Estimate and the American Baptist Churches in the USA.

Newark is home to the Clinton Branch Newark Public Library and the Brills Yard as well as Rippel Field and River Bank Park. Visitors to Newark can choose from Fairfield Inn and Suites, Days Hotel Newark Airport and Broad Street Hotel LLC for temporary stays in the area.