- Completion Rate: 77.46%
For the calendar year 2016, Barber and Beauty Institute confirmed 32 of 35 students successfully completed their course as scheduled.
- Placement Rate: 83.64%
For the calendar year 2016, Barber and Beauty Institute confirmed 32 of 32 students completed their course and were eligible for employment in the field for which their training prepared them.
- Licensure Rate: 100%
For the calendar year 2016, Barber and Beauty Institute confirmed all students who sat for the New York State Master Barber exam successfully passed.
Job opportunities are generally good for barbers in New York State with an average salary of $41,000. However, a number of factors including the size and location of a barber shop, clients’ tipping habits, and competition from other barbershops; determine the total income of barbers. One of the best aspects of being a licensed barber is the range of employment options that it provides. You can choose to work as a part-time or full-time employee at an hourly rate, as an independent contractor, or as a barbershop owner. Both independent contracting and barbershop ownership requires an established clientele to ensure success. A barber’s initiative and ability to attract and hold regular clients are key factors in determining his or her earnings. Earnings for entry-level barbers are usually low; however, for those who stay in the profession, earnings can be considerably higher. About 48 percent of barbers are self-employed; many also work flexible hours.
Physical Demands of the Profession:
Working as a barber you will spend the majority of your time in a standing position
Safety Requirements of the Profession:
Upon graduation, each student shall submit an application to engage in the practice of barbering to the division of licensing services. Each application shall be accompanied by:
(a) Two recent photographs of the application of size prescribed by the Secretary of State
(b) Satisfactory evidence of good moral character
(c) Certification from a physician showing freedom from any infectious or communicable disease
(d) Evidence of the successful completion of a course of study concerning the transmission of contagious diseases and the proper methods of sterilization
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition.