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Cosmetology/Barbering Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to care for and beautify hair, care for complexion, perform manicures, and market cosmetics at commercial or other beauty establishments. The task list for this program is based on the state rules and regulations as a part of the state law. Completed instruction qualifies the student for licensing examinations in Utah.

You Will Learn
  • Customer relations.
  • Salon management.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Personal Services: Cosmetology/Barbering - PDF

Industry Certification
Earn industry certification in this Pathway.
-Cosmetology/Barbering Industry Certification - PDF

  • Barbering
  • Cosmetology/Barbering

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Barber
  • Cosmetologist
  • Cosmetology/Barbering Teacher

Workforce Trends
Population growth and expanding services are expected to create good job prospects among hairstylists.

Utah Wage
For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options, log on to

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