Going to Beauty School Seen As An Attractive Career Choice

Whether you're seeking to change or begin a new career, becoming a cosmetologist offers a rewarding option for a satisfying profession that is in constant demand. Best of all, Cosmetologists enjoy being a part of a service business that helps others look and feel great about their personal appearance.

According to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), cosmetology and aesthetics comprise a healthy, growing industry that generates over $ 60 billion a year in revenue for those in the beauty industry.

Depending on the state you plan to work in, becoming a licensed cosmetologist requires completing a set of practice hours and passing a state board exam in cosmetology. The number of practice hours will vary based on the type of services you wish to provide. Licensed cosmetologists can provide a variety of personal services which include hair, nails, and skin.

Cosmetology training programs provide all of the education and oversight needed to become a licensed cosmetologist. Instructors at cosmetology programs are accomplished practitioners who have chosen to teach others the skills necessary to seek employment in the beauty industry. Cosmetology programs can vary depending on their areas of specialization. Not all programs will teach every aspect of personal services for hair, nails and skin. Below are list of the major areas of study:

Hair Styling and Design: cutting and styling hair including coloring and use of wigs and hair extensions.

Esthetics: the study of applying makeup and performing facials, massages, waxing and reflexology.

Nail Technology: the study of the art of nail art, design, tips, forms, wraps and gels.

Barbering: cutting and styling of men's hair which may include coloring and beard trimming and shaving.

Electrolysis: a medically recognized permanent hair removal method for face and body.

Teacher Training: instruction to prepare a cosmetologist as teachers of future cosmetologists.

Besides working in an occupation that gives you the personal satisfaction of making others look their best, another benefit is that your salary can be commensurate to the level and class of services that you provide. If you want to go for glamor and the bright lights, you might want to consider working in the entertainment industry as hair stylist and makeup artist. If you want to run your own business, there is plenty of opportunity to open your own salon or work as a contractor in an established salon where the level of pay you receive depends on the clientele you attract and build in your practice.

Another fact to consider, especially during times of tough economic times, is that cosmetology will always be a service service because hair and nails never stop growing. Just like the restaurant business where eating is a primary human need, there is always room for new places to eat out. Likewise there will always be a need for hair salons and barber shops in every community. Also consider that styles are ever changing and the need to keep up with the current trends will provide economic opportunities for those who can provide …

16 Most Inspiring Famous Failures

To succeed in business or life, I came to realize that we must continually take remedial actions. Putting myself on the line day after day can be extremely draining, especially when things do not work out as I desired. Hence, each time I face a disappointing event or undesirable outcome, I NEVER FORGET these famous failures:

1. Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft, has literally changed the work culture of the world in the 21st century, by simplifying the way computer is being used. He happens to be the world’s richest man for the last one decade. However, in the 70’s before starting out, he was a Harvard University dropout. The most ironic part is that, he started a software company (that was soon to become Microsoft) by purchasing the software technology from “someone” for only $US50 back then.

2. Abraham Lincoln, received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his lifetime. When he grew up, he joined politics and had 12 major failures before he was elected the 16th President of the United States of America.

3. Isaac Newton was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. His work on optics and gravitation made him one of the greatest scientists the world has even known. Many thought that Isaac was born a genius, but he wasn’t! When he was young, he did very poorly in grade school, so poor that his teachers became clueless in improving his grades.

4. Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer of classical music, is widely regarded as one of history’s supreme composers. His reputation has inspired – and in many cases intimidated – composers, musicians, and audiences who were to come after him. Before the start of his career, Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him “as a composer, he is hopeless”. And during his career, he lost his hearing yet he managed to produce great music – a deaf man composing music, ironic isn’t!

5. Thomas Edison who developed many devices which greatly influenced life in the 20th century. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S patents to his name. When he was a boy his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. When he set out on his own, he tried more than 9,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb.

6. The Woolworth Company was a retail company that was one of the original five-and-ten-cent stores. The first Woolworth’s store was founded in 1878 by Frank Winfield Woolworth and soon grew to become one of the largest retail chains in the world in the 20th century. Before starting his own business, Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21. But his employer would not let him serve any customer because he concluded that Frank “didn’t have enough common sense to serve the customers”.

7. By acclamation, Michael Jordon is the greatest basketball player of all time. A phenomenal …

Unemployment Problem In Bangladesh

Unemployment means lack of job facilities for able-bodied persons both educated and illiterate. It is a world-wide problem. No country in the world is absolutely free from the problem of unemployment. In fact, it is a common phenomenon in almost all the countries of the world- both developed and developing. Bangladesh is a developing country. It is trapped in a serious unemployment problem. The rate of unemployment in Bangladesh is more than 25% of total population.

Causes of unemployment:

Unemployment occurs when there are more people looking for employment than there are opportunities for employment. Many are the cause of unemployment in Bangladesh. Such as –

>> Population growth: Bangladesh is a country of over population. There job facilities can not keep pace with the increasing number of people. It is now counted as one number problem of Bangladesh. Population has become a burdensome for the country instead of being an asset. The rate of population growth at present is 21.6 per thousand which is quite alarming.

>> Lack of industrialization: Bangladesh is very backward in industries. They can absorb only a finger-counted number of people. Cottage industries have almost ceased.Their industries can hardly stand in the face of strong and unhealthy of the world competition.

>> Defective education system: Bangladesh education system is very defective. It has little provision for voluntary training for a learner. It fails to give him an independent start of life. The number of educated unemployed people is increasing day-by-day for the cause of the session jam in the higher educational institutions.

>> False illusion: There students and youths have false sense of dignity to become officers. They madly run after the illusion of official jobs and remain unemployed. They think that service is more honorable than independent business. Here they give little importance to the dignity of manual labor.

>> Lack of skill: There is a serious want of skilled people in Bangladesh. The inventory knowledge is fully absent in them. As a result, the unskilled people remain unemployed. Again, the unequitable distribution of national wealth and concentration of wealth to a few are creating unemployment problem directly or indirectly.

>> Lack of investment: Investment paves the way to create opportunities for employment. But most of the people of Bangladesh are hard hit by extreme poverty and live from hand to mouth. As a result, there is a tremendous lack of savings in the country. As there is lack of saving, there is lack of investment. Again, the investors feel secured to invest money in personal enterprises instead of public enterprises due to the political turmoil in the country.

>> Lack of proper utilization of resource: The other countries people often joke Bangladesh as the 'Poor inmates of a rich country'. This paradoxical statement implying that they have not yet been able to brighten their lot by making proper and best use of their huge hidden natural resource. As a result, they are lagging behind much more the other countries of the world in …

CLEP – Finish College Faster & Cheaper

If the lack of time and money is hampering your college education, taking the CLEP exam could help make the road to higher education a little easier.

CLEP stands for College Level Examination Program. It consist of 34 exams that one can take for credit towards a college credit. The exams are mostly multiple choice but it can be fill in the blanks as well.

The examinations are given via computer and cost around $ 77 per test.

Take the CLEP if:

* You want to finish college in under three years, saving time and money.

* You have prior knowledge which can be used towards college credit

* You want to get a feel for how difficult a degree is by doing a few courses.

Do not confuse the College Level Examination Program tests with the so called life experience degree. There are many life experience degrees being sold on the net and in magazines. One can buy bachelors, masters or even PhD life experience degrees which the sellers want you to believe are acceptable.

Truth is these degrees are as worthless as the paper which they are printed on. They are not accredited, will not be accepted by any reputable college or employer. As a matter of fact, if you buy one of these fraudulent degrees, you'll be doing more to damage your reputation than anything else you could ever do.

The CLEP on the other hand gives you a bonafide credit for existing knowledge. All you have to do is pass an exam or exams.

If you are in the military or a spouse of someone in the military, you can even get to do the exams for free. Check with your military base to find out more details.

It is important that do not be overconfident and ideally prepare for the tests. In this regards we recommend the appropriate test guides. …

Homeschooling High School – Homeschool Transcript Tips

Making a homeschool transcript does not have to be a difficult thing. For those new to homeschooling high school, I want to start by putting you completely at ease about this from the very beginning.

A transcript is simply a piece of paper written in Times New Roman 12; it's just a regular paper with no notary on it. It can be printed on normal computer paper or if you would like you can buy a pack of parchment paper to use, but that is completely not necessary. There is nothing scary about it and you can do it at home.

The thing you do need to know about the transcript is that however you make it, it will look good. Without a doubt, if you put it out on print, it will look good and you will be amazed at how great your child looks.

The reason they look so great is that making a transcript is your chance to brag legally about your child. It's your opportunity to say everything wonderful that they've ever done; things that you would not need to tell your friends because they might think that you are bragging.

Transcripts do tend to look a bit foreign to us. When I ask about your homeschool, you might talk about the pond and the nature study as well as the great unit study that you've done recently.

While that is a wonderful education, it does not make a lot of intuitive sense to colleges. Colleges think in terms of words and specific numbers. When preparing your transcript you need to be able to put your wonderful homeschool experience into the words and numbers that colleges understand.

As you begin homeschooling high school some parents feel that they need to change how they homeschool so that they can have the words and numbers that colleges want. Do not change your homeschool because you become a high school. You want to keep doing what you're doing as long as it works. It is all a matter of translating. Not into German or Spanish, of course, but into the love language of colleges that they are going to understand. …

The Symptoms of a Bad Education

"… Waiting for Superman" , the movie, is best served by turning each of our students into the man of steel, by giving them the tools espoused in, On Building Better Students – the Critical Success Factors for Learning. Hooray, there are transformational tools, but we have somehow gotten out of control, and fixated on repairing the system.

We have known forever that there are bad teachers – we had them when we went to school too. They will not be reading new books on this subject. Along with other maladies bad teachers do not seek to improve their craft.

WHAT ABOUT THE STUDENT? WE NEED TO REPAIR THE STUDENT!

Why are we leaving students out of the equation? Here are the symptoms of a bad education:

  • Bad test scores
  • Bad attitude
  • Bad participation
  • Bad homework assignments
  • Bad abilities to duplicate materials
  • Bad reading skills
  • Bad test results
  • Bad report cards
  • Bad, bad, bad (I have left many off this list)

Many students today give every appearance of lazy, not committed, and totally irresponsible. Why is it that way? The Department of Education has spent decades blaming television, gaming, bad parents and substance abuse.

Okay, despite partially, but what if, in a large measure, these are just symptoms of the foolishness we all feel on seeing our children not getting better, and instead getting worse at school? What if the apathy is so great that PhD's write books that say the students are bad and the schools are good? What if students are feeling that same hopelessness? True apathy, if not treated, is a mental illness.

When something goes wrong, we look for answers – that's part of those critical thinking skills. Just because you know students did you think your answers were always right on what is wrong with them? Are we capable of pulling data from other sources to expand our critical thinking skills, and possibly have some better ideas?

We have clues from test scores over the last thirty years that we need a Renaissance in teaching methods? Have we ever had the thought that despite the problems we face today may have begun when our present day teachers were students themselves? Look, I know it is difficult to judge itself – but could you have had some bad teachers when you were learning how to teach?

Why have we taken such great care to download the latest edition of Microsoft Windows, but we have not downloaded the latest edition of how to help our student (s)? Are we just in this to make students, parents and society wrong, in order to make ourselves right? There is no solution in that.

Do you remember the movie Matrix? The part where the hero and heroine are running on a rooftop toward a helicopter, and he says, do you know how to fly that? She says, not yet, as she makes a call to her operational control person, and he downloads all the data so that she can now …

Figure Skating Careers

Can figure skating be anything other than a young kid's sport? What practitioners are available through figure skating? Are there lasting benefits? I'd like to weigh in on these issues since figure skating has been a huge part of my life for the last 25 years.

The Cliff Notes version of my path through skating goes something like this: Fell into the sport on accident while trying to play hockey; spent several years in recreational skating while doing a thousand other activities; other activities slowly got the boot as skating took center stage; by the time I was in middle school I found success in skating (it was anything but a straight line!); I had the privilege of representing the US at many international competitions over 10 years including the 2003 World Championships; and currently I am coaching full-time. As you can see, I have been fortunate to experience many of the different stages that skating can offer.

David McCullough said, "Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love." Sometimes that is why I have chosen to stay in this sport for my career. Or maybe it is because it is so complex that I never could master it and I was NEVER bored of it. My dad tells people that he thinks I chose skating because it is the hardest thing that I've ever done. That is so true!

So how does one get into coaching? As early as possible, start volunteering in your local basic skills program to learn teaching skills and PATIENCE. More importantly, it should be lots of fun. I HIGHLY recommended that you pass your Senior tests in the discipline that you want to teach. Many rinks and ice shows will not hire you without this credential. Down the road find a coaching mentor (s) who will let you apprentice with them. This will typically include standing in on lessons that the mentor teachers, keeping a journal, and some one-on-one mentoring time. The Professional Skaters Association (PSA) has a great Apprenticing program which is a must do. Around the time of the mentoring, you will also need to complete the PSA's Basic Accreditation Examination. Many rinks require this credential before allowing coaches to teach at the facility. Pursue PSA ratings exams as early as possible and work towards a Master Rating. The majority of top coaches have followed this path. Becoming a great coach has everything to do with from what you can learn. Be willing to travel to PSA educational events and visit top coaches at their home rinks. Try to visit a major training center with top coaches if at all possible. You can learn a great deal by being around others who are pushing the envelope.

If you have aspirations of becoming a choreographer, get as much practice creating programs as possible. Put your own competition or show numbers together. Help friends and younger skaters with their programs. The education for this skill is much less formal and …

What Is A Trade Career?

A trade career involves an individual having a set of specialized abilities. The skills may range from construction to HVAC to plumbing. While some of these individuals may hold associates, bachelors, or even masters degrees, the majority have usually attended a trade school, participated in an apprenticeship, and may have earned additional certification beyond the base qualifications. The examples below highlight the most common and well-known trade careers.

Electrician

Those who wish to enter into this field usually attend a vocational technical school, or participate in an apprenticeship program. Those who choose the apprenticeship program are also usually required to take part in a few courses in a classroom setting. The main skills these individuals will learn include testing, assembling, installing, inspecting, maintaining, and diagnosing different electrical systems, wiring, and components. As these individuals will frequently be near high voltage, instruction should also include detailed safety training.

HVAC

This acronym is short for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC). These individuals typically train at technical or trade schools, or partake in junior or community college course. Apprenticeship programs are also common, and typically take three to five years to complete. While in any program, these individuals should learn how to install, repair, and maintain equipment such as heating pumps, air conditioning, heating units, refrigeration, burners, electric motors, and boilers.

Construction Manager

This career is one that actually values experience over education. However, this fact exists for only earning this title, other than gaining construction manager certification, which is required at most job sites. This certification will prove an individual has experience in advanced construction and design. While in this career, these professionals typically opt to earn further certification in specialized areas, which allows their expertise and marketability to expand. Some may also earn a two to four degree in a relevant area such as construction engineering, building science, construction management, and construction science, among other similar areas.

Plumber

This trade career is probably the most widely recognized and remembered. Those who are interested in this career typically participate in an apprenticeship program, which will take approximately four to five years to complete. However, individuals may also enroll in technical or community colleges, which offer relevant programs or smaller courses in particular skills, such as taking apart a kitchen sink. In order to begin an apprenticeship, individuals must have first earned at least a high school diploma. A high score on the ACT in the math section may also improve acceptance into these programs.…

Online Bible Colleges

Online Bible Colleges have a long history. A large number of universities and colleges within the United States started out as institutions of religious study, or Bible Colleges. In fact, Religious Studies is what our present day educational system was built on. The early Americans taught Biblical studies in all their classrooms and from this developed colleges centered around the Bible. Today, the advances of technology have made it possible for professional clergy and lay people to receive a Biblical education online.

Get the Key

If you own a computer and are seeking a Biblical education then you need to visit the extensive list of colleges with a Biblical emphasis to be found through any popular search engine; just type in the words "online Bible Colleges." These keywords will deliver you a long list of viable options. One of the great benefits of Internet access is that you can do your research from almost anywhere, which is a convenience for the busy minister or lay person. Discover what courses are offered online; Bible education at the collegiate level often have them.

Well-Rounded Education

Internet technology ensures that the colleges listed as online utilize the most modern teaching and learning methods to bring you a well-rounded Biblical education. Each online college offers a variety of degree and certificate programs, one of which will fit your educational goals and schedule. The greatest advantage of them is that you can study and achieve your degree around your busy schedule, at any time and from any place that has Internet access.

Pick your School

When you click onto one of the web sites of an online college listed for Biblical studies, you will be sent to a web page describing many important facts about the school. Here you will come across a tremendous amount of information about the school and the programs they offer, including financial aid information.

The colleges that offer online classes and lessons around the Bible have long established user-friendly web sites that easily guide you through your research. And research it has to be if you are to find the educational situation that fits your schedule and goals. Each of these schools wants to help you accomplish this and provide a great deal of information about their programs on their web sites.

In assisting you in locating the most appropriate educational opportunity, most of the Bible colleges offering classes via the Internet will provide you with an inquiry window where you can submit your name, your interest of study and your email address. Upon clicking the "submit" button you will receive additional information regarding your area of ​​specialization.

Online Bible colleges are easy from which to gather information and great for the Bible student who is not able to participate in a campus setting. …

College Grants – Learn Where to Get Funds For a Degree

College and scholarship grants can be obtained from various sources. The federal government is spending billions every year to help students earn a degree. There are also non-profit organizations that help select students study in college. Although these organizations have specific requirements such as the school or the chosen degree, many individuals have gained access to this type of financial help.

The main reason why scholarships are offered is to improve the lives of the recipients. While the person is improving in their career because of the degree, the government is also learning something in return. The government "earnings" would then come in the form of taxes or in the form of jobs when the student becomes an entrepreneur. This is the reason why a limitation was made on financial assistance – some students used to take advantage of the grant by staying in school for decades. Although they ever earn a degree, they are unable to use their expertise in the society.

Even with limitations, students are not the only possible recipients for a scholarship grant. Single parents, the unemployed or even those currently employed can still ask for financial assistance. Recession has limited some industries to prosper so some employees are thinking of transferring to another industry. By acquiring a new skill through additional education, the individual is no longer limited to a single industry. Even if their current company suffers the full effects of recession, they can still transfer.

Educational grants are everywhere but that does not mean it's just a walk in the park. There are certain requirements that have to be fulfilled before qualifying for any help. Never limit yourself to education grant offered by the federal government. There are some groups in your area that might provide some financial help in college. Explore these possibilities and go back college.

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