Star Career Academy: Getting Involved with ‘Cooking for a Cause’ 2015

Cooking For A Cause‘Cooking for a Cause’ is a fundraising event presented by the Interior Design Society of Long Island’s ‘Pay-it-Forward! Committee,’ set for Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7pm at Appliance World in Huntington, NY.

The third annual charity event will raise funds for two very special charitable Veteran home projects, The Fairway Foundation’s Veteran Giveaway Project and The Family and Children’s Association Veteran’s Residence.

There will be gourmet food and wine-tasting at the ‘Cooking for a Cause’ event from our very own Star Career Academy and from restaurants such as La Parma, Spuntino, Healthy Living Network, Chris & Tony’s Piccola Bussola, Kosher Kabob, Buenos Diaz Cafe and Jewel. The wine tasting will be provided by Banfi Vinters and water donations from Bottles & Cases.

Resident chef instructors from Star Career Academy will be cooking alongside some of Long Island’s top chefs, preparing samples of some of their best dishes – live – at the state-of-the-art kitchen at Appliance World.

For more information on how to get involved for this great cause and enjoy some of LI’s best food and drinks, please visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=orbohgmab&oeidk=a07eard9rkh48d1569dStar Career Academy

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015. 7PM – 10PM

Where: Appliance World, 414 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743

For more information about the Professional Cooking Culinary Arts program at Star Career Academy, please visit: http://www.starcareer.edu/program/professional-cooking-programs/.

Careers in Allied Health

The healthcare industry has some of the fastest growing occupations and has shown an ongoing increase in employment, and allied health professions are among the hottest jobs today. The healthcare industry is one of the largest industries in the country, and the majority of those jobs are in allied health.paramedic

The term “allied health” refers to a group of health care professions that are distinct from nursing, medicine, and pharmacy. There are nearly 200 different careers under the allied health classification. When you work in allied health, you are working directly and indirectly with the health concerns of patients while also providing support and assistance to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Allied health workers are an essential part of the healthcare team, because they keep both the patient and physicians informed of the patient’s health and also provide evaluation and assessment of the needs of the patient.

Unlike many medical careers that require years of dialysis_technician1schooling and advanced degrees, job opportunities in allied health offer a comparatively easy way to gain entry into the healthcare industry. Educational requirements for many allied health careers can be completed in less than two years at career training schools like Star Career Academy. Many graduates of these programs can go on to earn their industry certification, which gives them an extra competitive advantage. Opportunities for advancement will vary, depending on choice of occupation, location, experience and education.

Allied health professionals may work in a variety of health care establishments. These include hospitals, nursing care facilities and different types of physician offices. As allied health professionals are a vital part of the medical team, they can have versatile careers and work in several different fields. Both public and private hospitals employ a large percentage of the allied health professionals here in the US, and many of them work in nursing and residential care facilities and physicians’ offices. Many allied health opportunities are also available in places such as ambulatory healthcare services, outpatient care centers, and home healthcare services, among other facilities.medical assistant

Some of the fastest growing positions in allied health include medical assistant, dialysis technician, surgical technology and paramedic training – all of which are expected to grow by over 23% from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Medical Assistant:

Job Duties (may include, but not limited to):

  • Administrative Duties: Using computer applications, updating and filling outpatient medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms, scheduling appointments, handling correspondence, billing and bookkeeping.
  • Clinical Duties: Explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examinations, assisting physician during exams, performing laboratory tests, drawing blood, and authorizing prescription refills as directed.

Salary Forecast: (National Salary Data)

  • Medical Assistant: $20,871 – $37,337

Job Outlook: Projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022.

Dialysis Technician

Job Duties:

  • Physically prepare patients for dialysis and explain dialysis equipment and procedures as well as operate and monitor dialysis machines to treat patients who have kidney or renal failure.

Salary Forecast: (National Salary Data)

Dialysis Technician: $22,440 – $40,568

Job Outlook: Projected to grow 30% from 2012 to 2022.

Surgical Technology

Job Duties:

  • Conduct pre- and post-surgery patient care. Assemble, transport, retrieve, and maintain all surgical equipment. Set up and maintain surgical field and collaborate with nurses and doctors.

Salary Forecast: (National Salary Data)

Surgical Technology: $28,561 – $54,184

Job Outlook: Projected to grow 30% from 2012 to 2022.

Paramedic Training

Job Duties:

  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures. Maintain vehicles, medical and communication equipment. Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members, police, and fire department personnel.

Salary Forecast: (National Salary Data)

Paramedic/EMT: $21,005 – $50,000

Job Outlook: Projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.

A number of allied health programs are taught at Star Career Academy, where students will be educated and prepared for entry-level employment in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices. Each program offers hands-on training in on-campus labs and working healthcare facilities through a medical externship. Most programs can be taken during the day or in the evenings (depending on the individual campus), and can take as little time as one year to complete. For more information about these allied health programs, contact an admissions advisor or apply today!

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Star Career Academy’s New Program Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Star Career Academy held an Open House star1along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Audubon Campus to celebrate the launch of three new programs: Veterinary Assistant, Office Administration, and Network Administration and Security!

There were plenty of activities happening around the Audubon Campus throughout the day. The Open House started off with School Tours, where student ambassadors and admissions representatives gave tours to visitors who wanted to explore the campus and learn about the new programs offered at the Audubon Campus. Radio stations Power 99FM Philadelphia and Q102 Philadelphia were also at the event, where they played music and gave away prizes. star2

Students of the Medical Assistant program hosted “Visit MA-Day” during the Open House, where they conducted an Urgent Care Clinic where visitors were welcomed to be a “patient” and have their vital signs taken. IHeartRadio DJ’s Mikey Dread (Power 99FM Philly) and Raphael (Q102 Philly) were kind enough to lend their services and let Medical Assistant students in-training practice take their vital signs during the clinic.

star3Eric Hurrelbrink, the Audubon Campus president, welcomed everyone to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House. Speakers on hand included Bill Roth, Business Manager for Park Point and Director of Special Projects and Technologies for Lower Providence Township, and Sandy Gibson, CEO of Star Career Academy. Additionally, the directors of the each new program also spoke. President Hurrelbrink and Bill Roth both cut the ribbon to officially kick off the three new programs: Business Office Administration, Network Administration and Security, and Veterinary Assistant.

New Programs Beginning March 2015

Business Office Administration:star4 The Business Office Administration Program prepares students for dynamic, task-oriented office positions. Students will learn the basic foundation and technical skill sets required for entry level employment in office administration, a field which (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) has a projected job growth of 12% over the next 10 years.

Program Outline

  • Career Success
  • Office Administration
  • Business Basics
  • Accounting Principles
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Office and Administrative Management

Networking Administration and Security: In today’s society, business and corporations have become very much dependent upon computers. This has required an increase in the staff of their IT departments to ensure that business operations continue to work smoothly. This demand is why computer/network administrator and security jobs are expected to grow by 12% over the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since computer and network administrators are needed wherever there are computers, graduates can find themselves placed in a variety of work environments – large corporations, small businesses, and even government agencies.

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  • Career Success
  • A+ Hardware
  • A+ Software
  • Networking Essentials
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Desktop Support
  • Windows Server: Installation and Configuration
  • Administrating Windows Servers
  • Configuring Advanced Windows Server
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

Veterinary Assistant: For students interested in attending a veterinary assistant school, there is no need to look any further than Star Career Academy of Audubon, PA. Our diploma program prepares students for entry-level jobs in the veterinary field, a career which (according to O*NET Online) has a projected job growth of 14% over the next 10 years. Career opportunities are available for veterinary assistant or animal caregiver.

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  • Veterinary Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology
  • Laboratory and Radiology Procedures
  • Small Animal, Avian and Exotic Nursing
  • Veterinary Office Procedure
  • Animal Restraint and Husbandry Procedures
  • Surgical Preparation and Assisting
  • Externship

The Audubon Campus is in a suburban setting in the Valley Forge, Audubon, and King of Prussia area. In addition to these new programs, the campus houses a cosmetology school facility, a cosmetology salon that is open to the public, computer labs, and clinical laboratories for medical programs. For more information and a list of all programs offered, click here or call us at 610-783-STAR (7827).

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Star Career Academy Students Prepare a Meal at the Ronald McDonald House

This past Monday, January 19th, Star team at the Ronald McDonald HouseStar Career Academy’s Long Island Campus sent a team (made up of Chef Victor McNulty, Cameron McNulty, culinary student Giovanni Ramos, pastry students Michelle Atallah, Meagan Cole and Ida Gofberg) to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park to prepare a meal for some families who are connected to the residence.

The Mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is to give comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in local hospital facilities, providing accommodations, services and meals. Star Career Academy is more than happy and proud to offer their services, as it is our mission is to provide quality career training while also enriching the community we serve!

Everyone from Star Career Academy worked from 3:00pm-7:00pm as the team cooked meals for nearly 85 people. The funds for the food were graciously donated by the local store of sportswear supply chain, Lululemon Athletica. The residents and staff from RMH were more than impressed with the menu that was prepared by Star Career Academy, and also extremely grateful for the gourmet meal.

The Star Career Academy team served up Star Career Academy LI at RMHa delicious menu of field green salad, French beans, fingerling potatoes, roast pork loin, jumbo sea scallops with wild mushrooms, tortellini a la vodka, freshly baked focaccia bread, and “Chef Lenny’s Signature Chocolate Chip Cookies.”

Chef Victor McNulty, who is also Star Career Academy’s Long Island Campus Director of Education, plans to make the Ronald McDonald House the Syosset Campus’ “charity of choice” for 2015. The goal is to have both students and staff cook meals on a regular monthly basis. All time would be donated by Star Career Academy. Any fundraising by the Long Island Campus would go towards purchasing food and ingredients for the meals. Some local vendors have agreed to donate additional products for future events.

For more information about Star Career Academy and the Syosset Campus, click here.

Three New Programs at the Star Career Academy Audubon Campus!

Star Career Academy is committed to the success of their students by providing a supportive educational environment and quality career training, as well as continually working to introduce new programs into the curriculum. The Audubon Campus at Star Career Academy is pleased to announce that it will now offer three new programs! These new programs are Veterinary Assistant, Business Office Administration and Network Administration and Security. Each program is currently available for enrollment in either day or evening classes.

Veterinary Assistant:Veterinary Assistant

The Veterinary Assistant program at Star Career Academy will prepare students for entry-level employment in the veterinary field. Students will learn the necessary skills for the care and treatment of animals under the supervision of a veterinarian or credentialed veterinary technician. Through classroom lab and lecture, they will learn about the duties and tasks of this position, and have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. This program is ideal for students who want to work in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant or animal caregiver.

Business Office Administration:Business Office Administration

The Business Office Administration program at Star Career Academy prepares students for dynamic, task-oriented office positions. Students enrolled in this program will learn the foundation and technical skill sets required for entry-level employment in a business setting. During this course, students will discover most aspects of a business enterprise and learn how to develop, edit and format business documents. Students will learn the basic skills to operate computer programs and functions such as proficiency keyboarding, word processing and spreadsheet applications. Graduates of this program will have the ability to work in a number of different career fields. (In the business world, only the product or service that each professional is involved with changes.)

Network Administration and Security:Network Security

Computer and network administrators work in nearly every sector of the global economy, where they install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain operations and security for vital internal and customer-facing networks. In today’s technologically-dependent society, we rely heavily on computer networks and IT infrastructures in order to operate. Graduates of the Network Administration and Security program will be eligible to apply for entry-level positions in a variety of professions that require computer support specialists, network administrators, help-desk analysts, database managers and internet managers, among many other job titles.

If you are interested in enrolling in at the Star Career Academy Audubon Campus for one of these new programs, please call 610-783-STAR (7827) for more information or schedule a campus tour. For a list of many other career training programs offered at Star Career Academy, click here.

5 New Classic Updos For Any Occasion

5 On The Go Updo Hairstyles

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies, like most other women, you may not have the time for a $40 professional blowout Hair Tip 1every time you walk out the door, but you still want to look cute (not like you just rolled out of bed). This is why buns are one of our favorite hairstyle trends for any event or time of year. Updos are certainly charming, ladylike and a simple way to do your hair in the morning for any occasion, work or just lying around the house.

For a many of us, winter is not the best or our favorite “hair season.” We can do without the frizz and dryness of our hair and skin when this time of the year comes around. The combination of dry, cold air and indoor heat does not fare well for anyone’s hair. Since it’salready bad enough that we have to take care of our hair from the cold weather, we’ve gathered our five favorite updo hairstyles from some of our favorite bloggers who have taken a cute and simple (i.e., DIY) take on classic hairstyles for 2015. These are designed to have you right out the door, so that you can have more time to take care of winterizing your hair.

1. The Inside-Out Ponytail: This really simple hair style looks amazing if you have straight or curly hair.

-After putting your hair in a low ponytail, create a small hole at the base of the ponytail using your fingers.

-Put your ponytail through the hold, making an inside-out ponytail.

2. The Wrapped Braid Ponytail: This hairstyle is a little bit more involved than the inside-out pony tail, but if you have an extra minute or two before you run out the door, this hairstyle is a great way to spice up a simple look.

-After putting your hair in a medium ponytail, take a small section and simply braid it.

-Then, wrap the braid around a hair tie to hide it. (You can then secure it with bobby pins.)

3. The Side Bun:Side Bun

 

-After putting your hair into a side ponytail, put the end of your ponytail through a hair doughnut.

-Start to roll the doughnut inside out, moving up towards your ponytail. Continue doing this until you reach the top of your pony tail.

-If there are any loose hairs sticking out, you can simply bobby pin them.

4. The Mini French Crown Braid: Textured braids are an elegantly casual way great for 2 hairany season or event.

-Starting at your part, pick up a 2″ section, leaving out your bangs.

-Start a braid, leaving out the hair around your face to keep it soft. Finish off the braid so that it is behind your ear and use bobby pins to hold it in place.

5. The Ballerina Bun: This is a great 3 hairneat and tidy look for any occasion. WARNING: this style probably wouldn’t hold up if you start to act out some ballet moves from “The Black Swan.”

-Using a curling iron, quickly curl your hair under, and then flip it over into a high pony tail, securing with an elastic band.

-Back comb your hair to create volume. Twist your hair and wrap around the base, creating a bun. Insert bobby pins along the base of the bun to secure it.

For more information about Star Career Academy and the Cosmetology program, visit us at: http://www.starcareer.edu/program/cosmetology-program/

The Next Great Bakers Are Born at Star!

2014 Fall Bake-Off

The Newark campus of Star Career Academy took part in the annual bake-off competition that was held Friday December 12th at the Syosset Long Island campus location. Two teams from both the Newark, New Jersey and Syosset, Long Island campus locations participated in this event with the winner having bragging rights as 2014 bake-off champion.  All 4 teams battled and baked their hearts out and prepared and presented delicious cupcakes decorated to perfection.  The judges, including 103.5 WKTU’s Cubby And Carolina in The Morning Show host Carolina Bermudez, had a difficult time selecting the winner but in the end Team #1 from the Syosset Long Island campus came away with the prize!

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Star Career Academy, with 8 locations in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey including Newark, provides training and education towards employment in some of the fastest growing career fields including, culinary, baking, healthcare and hospitality.  Star will help you gain the competitive edge with programs and training that will help accelerate your career. Train now and prepare to work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, restaurants, commercial bakeries, hotels and more. And all programs at Star Career Academy are taught by instructors with industry experience who can help prepare students for real world careers.

Star Career academy offers convenient day and evening classes.  Financial aid is available if qualified. Attention Veterans! Star Career Academy is approved for veteran’s benefits which you can use towards your education! Star Career Academy has graduated over 7,000 students since 2010 from our 8 campus locations in NY, NJ and PA.

So get your career moving in the right direction!   Call star Career Academy today at 1-800-659-STAR or visit www.starcareer.edu. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs and other important information, please visit our website at www.starcareer.edu/consumerinfo.php or call 1-800-659-STAR. Licensed by NJ Dept. of Education.  Accredited by ACCSC.  Dialysis Technician Program BONENT approved.

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Turkey Day Isn’t The Only Way

Turkey Day Isn't The Only Way

4 unique alternatives to using turkey for your thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving is only days away. Are you preparing yourself for the big feast? Director of Culinary and Hospitality programs at Star Career Academy, Chef McNulty, has been prepping for his family feast all week. “I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. I invite my whole family, friends, and friends of friends, it’s a big party. Every year there is at least one or two guest who are either on a gluten-freevegetarianvegan diet or someone has a food allergy. As a host I want them to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday to the full extent like the rest of us, and it certainly goes a long way if you prepare something special for them.”

Here is the real question: How will you prepare some Thanksgiving dishes for guests with restricted diets? Being vegetarian, or following a strict diet, can be extremely difficult during the holidays. These guests should be able to enjoy the same abundance and tradition that meat-eaters get to experience on special holidays like Thanksgiving.

Aside from the big bird at the head of the table, the traditional Thanksgiving meal is already principally vegetarian as it is, and features the best of the fall season’s delicious seasonal ingredients, which include pumpkin, cranberry, and butternut squash. It’s certainly a great idea to serve a dish that is delicious for all guests, but would also offer a satisfying vegan or vegetarian friendly option for others.Thanksgiving 2014

Sure, there are endless recipes that you can find to help create mouthwatering meatless dishes for Thanksgiving, but making your guests’ meal a great experience might take a little bit more than just serving endless portions of veggie side dishes.

According to the “Vegetarian Times,” there are about 7.3 million Americans who follow a vegetarian diet and 22.8 million who follow a mostly vegetarian diet, so we are going to look into the best and maybe the worst ‘meatless turkey’ alternatives for your Thanksgiving dinner taking place this Thursday (without cooking a nut loaf from scratch) as the main event to your feast that you can pick up at your local grocery store today.

Field Roast Celebration Roast:Field Roast Celebration Roast

This mock meat roast comes from the Field Roast Grain Meat Company, which has a whole retail line of faux meat products. This vegan roast looks a lot like Beef Wellington, but it’s stuffed with sausage-style stuffing made of butternut squash, apples and mushrooms, which have a garlic and smoke-flavored aftertaste. The roast is moist, tasty, and well-seasoned, perfect for the holiday season.

Quorn Turk’y Roast:Quorn Turk'y Roast

This turk’y roast has probably the closest thing to a “meat” taste and texture on our list, which is great for an ex carnivore turned vegetarian. The only drawback to keep in mind with this roast is that it tends to be too much like actual turkey in the sense that it can be a little dry at times and requires extra gravy.

Tofurky Vegetarian Feast:Tofurky Vegetarian Feast

Tofurky is the most recognizable brand for most non-vegetarians. This feast pays a lot of attention to trimmings rather than just the mock turkey, as it comes with wild rice, bread crumb stuffing and mushroom gravy. This vegetarian feast serves up to 6 and looks the most like turkey on our list. The stuffing is delicious, while the “meat” has a rubbery consistency. (But hey, it also came with a vegan fudge brownie!)

Gardein Stuffed Veggie Turkey Roast:Gardein Stuffed Veggie Turkey Roast

This is our favorite non-“meat” product. (I even have meat-eater friends who enjoy this dish from time to time.) This “turkey roast” is made from soy, wheat, peas, and carrots, and has a convincing flavor and texture that may fool meat-eaters should you decide to place this dish next to your real turkey! This is a great vegetarian and vegan-friendly option to complete your Thanksgiving spread. Depending on your location, you can pick this up in the hot food section at your local Whole Foods Market.

While vegetarians and vegans don’t eat meat, these Thanksgiving dishes provide some great turkey alternatives for a filling meal (and are probably better for one’s overall health and waistline). Let us know if you’re going meat-free this Thanksgiving! 

 

 

Get Ready for the Third Annual All-Star Cook Off

Things are heating up here at Star Career Academy as we get ready for the Third Annual Greg TAll-Star Cook Off. For one day a year, Star Career Academy transforms into what is similar to the television settings of “Chopped” or “Iron Chef.” Teams that are made up of two students from the Culinary program – from the Syosset, New York City, Newark and Philadelphia campuses – will cook off against each other in hopes to win the 2014 Cook Off trophy (and bragging rights).

This year’s All-Star Cook Off will be hosted by the Newark campus on Friday, November 7th, 2014. Beginning at 9:30am, students will be presented with a mystery basket of seasonal ingredients which may include (but not limited to) meat, fish, potatoes, rice, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Last year’s mystery baskets were made up of pork, zucchini, potatoes and goat cheese – all of which were required to be used as some component of the dish. Teams will have three minutes to confer with their Chef Instructors to decide on what they will cook. After that, each team is on their own, as instructors must leave the kitchen for the remainder of the competition.

Competitors have access to standard pantry and walk-in items, but no secret ingredients, specific tools or unique plates are permitted. Each team will have a total of 120 minutes to produce a minimum of 25 tasting portion plates. All plates must:

–        Utilize every item in the mystery basket.

–        Include cooking techniques specified.

–        Be identical.

–        Be plated on time.

Criteria for judging will be the same as it is for the Star Practical Cooking Evaluations for Star Career Academy Culinary students. This is a point value system for overall taste, seasoning, application of proper method and technique, presentation, timing and temperature. Points will also be calculated for the level of difficulty attempted, following of directions, sanitation practices and professionalism.

Among the judges for this year’s All-Star Cook Off is radio personality, Greg T. (The Frat 2012 Cook OffBoy) from “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.” The score sheets of Greg and the other judges will be tallied, and the winning team will be selected numerically.

Family members and friends are all welcome to attend. Currently, the Philadelphia Campus has remained undefeated, having won the past two All-Star Cook Off competitions. Will they finally be defeated – or go for the three-peat?

5 Thing To Consider For A Career In Cosmetology

If you are reading this, you have probably thought about attending Cosmetology school at least once. A lot of people enjoy working with hair and makeup, but is a career in cosmetology for you? The current job market is very competitive, and there are plenty of reasons why you might want to choose a career in the cosmetology industry. Among other advantages, a career in cosmetology can offer many exciting opportunities in job growth, location and income.

Make Your Own Schedule: Work Around Your LifestyleSchedule

If you do choose to go to Cosmetology school, once you graduate, you’ll be prepared to become a licensed stylist in Pennsylvania. A lot of our graduates find work as stylists in salons, and some of them even go on to open their own establishments. In most cases, as a stylist, you will be able to work as much as you want and when you want. You can work a typical Monday-to-Friday schedule or any combination of days during the week. Many stylists enjoy working during regular business hours, as some tend to work when their clients are free after normal business hours and have the mornings and afternoons to themselves. While working in a salon, you can gain all the benefits of an entrepreneur, as you will build up your own schedules as well as clientele. Setting up your own schedule that fits to your personal unique lifestyle is a great perk while working as a stylist at a salon.

Control Your Income

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average hourly wage for hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is about $13.24 (or the annual wage of $27,530). This number can be a bit deceiving when comparing wages with other careers, because as a stylist you have more control over your income than you would in most other jobs. Your income comes directly from both the amount and quality of work you provide for your clients. There are many incentives (such as tips). If you do a good job as a stylist, your clientele are likely to give you good tips and keep coming back to you. Commissions are also another great way to add some extra cash to your paycheck. Encouraging your clients to purchase certain brands of hair products (like CHI products, which are offered at all of our salon locations), can add up quickly.

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The traditional 9-to-5 office setting isn’t for everyone. Luckily, in the cosmetology industry, you will probably not be working behind a desk and computer. You’ll most likely stay active and on your feet for most of your shift. In the cosmetology industry, every day is a new day. By working with old and new clients, motivated co-workers, and walk-in clients, you’ll never experience the same type of day twice. If you feel you can thrive on this this type of daily variety, you’re definitely cut out for a career in the beauty industry!

Keep Up With Trends

Do you find yourself constantly watching television shows like “Project Runway” or any number of red carpet events? Keeping up with trends is a huge part of being a stylist and staying ahead of the curve. The fashion and beauty industry is constantly changing with new designs, looks and outfit trends that appear nearly every week. As a stylist, you have to keep up with the newest trends, techniques and everything that’s popular. If you are naturally on top of today’s trends, you most likely enjoy learning new things. So, why not get paid for it while working in the cosmetology industry?

Work in Fashion, Movies, TV, Special Effects (and More)

Not all graduates of Star Career Academy’s Beauty program end up working in a salon. There are countless opportunities for careers in the fashion and entertainment industries. Some graduates first work as a stylist in a traditional salon (learning all the newest techniques and industry trends) and then move on to the entertainment business. Fashion shows, celebrities, music acts, theatres, and even haunted houses all have in-house make-up artists and stylists. Movies are another option, as there are job opportunities for special effects makeup artists who work with makeup and prosthetics to transform actors into characters on the sets of plays and movies.

Cosmetology at Star Career Academy Star Career Academy

With a positive attitude, customer service skills, and a drive to better your career prospects, cosmetology may be the field for you. With what seems like an endless list of opportunities in a growing industry, you’ll meet new people every day while building their confidence and making them look good.

At Star Career Academy, our goal is to prepare students through competency-based knowledge, and scientific and artistic principles, along with hands-on fundamentals related to the cosmetology industry. The combination of lectures in cosmetology theory and real-world practice in salons introduces students to the professional standards and responsibilities that are required of them in order that they may be prepared for this rewarding career after graduation.

Graduates of the Cosmetology program (at either the Philadelphia or Audubon campus) will be eligible to take examinations required for beauty salons, spas, and other related businesses as a stylist, salon manager or owner, color specialist, skin or nail specialist, platform or makeup artist, manufacturer’s representative, and cosmetic salesperson, among other positions. Apply or find out more about Star Career Academy’s Cosmetology program by clicking here. You can graduate with a Cosmetology diploma in as little as 12 months (or 18 months for the evening program).