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Making a Mid-Career Change: From Behind the Desk to Beauty

The average American spends about one-third of their life working. That’s over 90,000 hours. When you consider how much time this actually is, wouldn’t you like to be doing something you love? Maybe you’re working a 9 to 5 job from home or in an office, or perhaps you’re in between jobs and looking for a new direction altogether. Whatever situation you’re in, it’s never too late to start doing something that makes you happy. 

 If you’re the type of person who enjoys working with others and helping them look and feel like the best versions of themselves, then you may want to consider a career in the beauty industry. At American Institute of Beauty, we offer programs in cosmetology, nail technology, barbering, and skin care. Pursuing your beauty education with us could be the first step toward a future career you’re truly passionate about. 

Here are a few reasons why now could be the perfect time for you to consider a career change.

Reasons to Consider a Mid-Career Change to Beauty

When you work a desk job, your face-to-face interaction with humans tends to be quite low. You may spend the majority of your day answering emails or having very little contact with others. You may clock out of your job at the end of the day feeling as though your work hasn’t made much of a difference. If these things are important to you when it comes to your job satisfaction, then a switch to a career in beauty can be a great option. Not only does working in beauty allow you to work face-to-face with different clients every day, but you get to see first-hand what a difference your work can make in a person’s life. You’ll get to enjoy the pride and happiness that comes along with helping a client feel more confident in themselves, and there’s no feeling quite like it in the world!

Another common reason people make the switch from a desk job to a career in beauty is that they feel a need to be able to express their creativity through their work—an attribute that very few desk jobs have. When you begin working as a makeup artist, barber, nail technician, or a similar position, you get to express your creativity in the work you do every day. Whether this means transforming a client’s appearance with a new hairstyle, giving them confidence with professional makeup, or helping them achieve more beautiful and radiant skin with a skin care regimen, you get to put your experience and creativity to work in every client interaction.

If these reasons to make a career change are resonating with you, now is a great time to begin exploring your options. Find the American Institute of Beauty program that’s right for you today and take the first step to a fun and rewarding new career! Call the admissions department – Largo Campus at 727-532-2125 or the Saint Petersburg Campus at 727-826-0969.

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