With the Great Recession still just a few years behind us, the notion of a worth-it education is more relevant than ever. People just aren’t willing to go into 5 and 6 figures of debt without a great career on the other side of graduation. Many that did this before 2008 are still stuck nursing debt and working a job that has nothing to do with their chosen field of study. Lots of people are using situations like this to question the value of school period. But I don’t think this is the right way to think about the problem. It’s still important to get a good education in a field that you are interested in. For one, you’ll be able to make money. For two, you’ll be doing something that is important to you. It’s hard to be happy without scratching both of those itches.
In general, you can go one of two ways to achieving these things. The STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are getting a lot of press right now, and for good reason. These fields are highly competitive and expensive to get training within. But if you can pull it off, you can have a well-compensated and important career doing work that matters to the development of the world.
But if you aren’t into that, trade and vocational schools are achieving renewed importance in our societies. It used to be that most people went to trade school if they went to school at all. But the rise of the middle class made a college education the sign of having “arrived”. It’s just not that way any more, and people need reliable income doing work that is valuable to their communities. Trade schools accomplish this. For people hoping to work within the fashion industry, cosmetology school may be the best way to do it. If you ask a dozen fashion industry workers which school to pick, many of them will be like, “Marinello Schools of Beauty! Marinello Schools of Beauty! Marinello Schools of Beauty!” (that’s right. 3 times.).
People are enthusiastic about these school because:
1) They are affordable. Marinello Schools of beauty have 60+ locations all around the US. By being very accessible, they are able to offer their educational opportunities at low cost to the average student.
2) Marinello schools of beauty give students a lot of experience. If you attend their classrooms, you’ll get hundreds or thousands of hours in experience, in class and out. Many require students to take on hours of work experience positions in their communities. This is the best way to learn – by doing. But simply doing isn’t the most efficient way. Without real guidance, you may not practice the right way, taking on bad habits in so doing. Marinello schools of beauty give a great balance of experience and training. You won’t have to wonder if you’re doing in the right way. You’ll have great teachers and skilled peers beside you to demonstrate the best way to do the things you need to do.
3) Marinello Schools of Beauty have a great way of hooking you up with jobs once you’ve graduated. If you know 12 people working in the beauty industry, chances are that 2 or 3 of them went to Marinello. It’s affordable and the education is effective. If you add yourself to their ranks, you can make yourself highly qualified and competitive for the best positions in your area. It’s possible to achieve this thing without ever going to school, but a vocational school like Marinello will give you a competitive edge that would be hard to achieve on your own.
Article written by guest author
Hi, I’m Anna the Editor of Beauty and Lace. This website was my first baby and since its launch, I’ve gained three kids, a husband, and a puppy! We want to keep this space positive, we are all about sharing the things we love – and avoiding the things we don’t. Happy reading x