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Career and Education Opportunities for Barbers in Clarksville, Tennessee

For those living in the Clarksville, Tennessee area, there are many career and education opportunities for barbers. Currently, 400 people work as barbers in Tennessee. This is expected to shrink 7% to about 370 people 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. In general, barbers provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

The average wage in the general category of Personal Care jobs is $12 per hour or $24,132 per year in Tennessee, and an average of $12 per hour or $24,156 per year nationwide.

There are twelve schools of higher education in the Clarksville area, including two within twenty-five miles of Clarksville where you can get a degree to start your career as a barber. The most common level of education 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 Clarksville 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

Queen City College - Clarksville, TN

Queen City College, 1594 Fort Campbell Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37042. Queen City College is a small college located in Clarksville, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 142 students. Queen City College has 3 areas of study related to Barber. They are:

  • Barbering/Barber, one to two year which graduated 27 students in 2008.
  • Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design, less than one year.
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, less than one year.

International Barber & Style College - Nashville, TN

International Barber & Style College, 3744 Annex Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. International Barber & Style College is a small college located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 106 students. International Barber & Style College has 2 areas of study related to Barber. They are:

  • Barbering/Barber, less than one year which graduated 38 students in 2008.
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, less than one year and one to two year which graduated zero and forty-one students respectively in 2008.

LICENSES

BARBER INSTRUCTOR

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

BARBER INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANT

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

BARBER TECHNICIAN

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

MASTER BARBER

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

LOCATION INFORMATION: Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee photo by Avala

Clarksville is situated in Montgomery County, Tennessee. It has a population of over 119,735, which has grown by 15.7% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Clarksville, 82, is well below the national average. New single-family homes in Clarksville cost $97,300 on average, which is well below the state average. In 2008, six hundred thirty-five new homes were built in Clarksville, down from 1,038 the previous year.

The top three industries for women in Clarksville are health care, educational services, and accommodation and food services. For men, it is construction, public administration, and accommodation and food services. The average commute to work is about 24 minutes. More than 19.8% of Clarksville residents have a bachelor's degree, which is lower than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 6.8%, is lower than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Clarksville is 8.8%, which is less than Tennessee's average of 10.2%.

The percentage of Clarksville residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 45.3%, is less than both the national and state average. Spring Creek Church, South Chapel and Saint John Baptist Church are among the churches located in Clarksville. The most common religious groups are the Southern Baptist Convention, the United Methodist Church and the Catholic Church.

Clarksville is home to the Industrial Historic District and the Trice Landing as well as Fairgrounds Park and New Providence Recreation Area. Shopping malls in the area include Governors Square Mall Shopping Center, Clarksville Square Shopping Center and Two Rivers Mall Shopping Center. Visitors to Clarksville can choose from Comfort Inn North, Hampton Inn Clarksville and Guesthouse Clarksville for temporary stays in the area.