Gainful Employment

The Higher Education Act of 1965 requires proprietary and vocational colleges to provide an eligible program of training to prepare students for Gainful Employment. Below you will find information for related occupations listed for Cosmetology, Barbering, Paramedical Esthetician, Electrolysis, Makeup and Skin Care, Massage Therapist and Full Specialist.

The SOC Codes Occupation web links will provide information for tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, education, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment trends, other sources and additional information. 

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Classification of Instructional (CIP) Program Codes

Detail for CIP Code 12.0401– From NCES – COSMETOLOGY

Title: Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General.

Definition: A program that generally prepares individuals to cut, trim, and style scalp, facial, and body hair; apply cosmetic preparations; perform manicures and pedicures; massage the head and extremities; and prepare for practice as licensed cosmetologists in specialized or full-service salons. Includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and applicable professional and labor laws and regulations.

Cosmetology Consumer Information

SOC CODES FROM O*NET ONLINE – COSMETOLOGIST 

Code Occupation

39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists  

25-1194.00 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

25-2032.00 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

39-5093.00 Shampooers

Detail for CIP Code 12.0402– From NCES – BARBERING

Title: Barbering/Barber.

Definition: A program that prepares individuals to shave and trim facial/neck hair and beards, cut and dress hair, fit hairpieces, give facial and scalp massages, apply cosmetic treatments, and to prepare for licensure as professional barbers at various levels. Includes instruction in facial shaving; beard and mustache shaping and trimming; shampooing; hair cutting; hair styles and styling art; facial treatments and massage; chemical applications; hair and scalp anatomy and physiology; hairpiece and toupee fitting; equipment operation; health and safety; customer service; and shop business practices.

SOC CODES FROM O*NET ONLINE - BARBERING

Code Occupation

39-5011.00 Barbers

25-1194.00 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists  

Barbering Consumer Information

Detail for CIP Code 12.0414 – From NCES – PARAMEDICAL ESTHETICIAN

Title: Master Aesthetician/Esthetician.

Definition: A program that prepares individuals to massage and treat the face, neck, and body with advanced chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments, and to function as licensed master or medical estheticians in dermatologists' and plastic surgeons' offices as well as in salons and spas. Includes instruction in advanced anatomy and physiology, skin properties and disorders, sanitation and infection control, advanced facial treatments, spa body treatments, advanced extractions, corrective makeup, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage and advanced massage techniques, pre- and post-operative esthetic skin care, client/patient evaluation and care, applicable laws and regulations, and business practices.

SOC CODES FROM O*NET ONLINE – PARAMEDICAL ESTHETICIAN

Code Occupation

39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists

39-1021.01 Spa Managers 

25-1194.00 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Paramedical Esthetician Consumer Information

Detail for CIP Code 12.0404– From NCES – ELECTROLYSIS

Title: Electrolysis/Electrology and Electrolysis Technician.

Definition: A program that prepares individuals to permanently remove hair from the human scalp, face, and body using specialized charged solid needle probes, and to function as licensed electrologists and electrolysis technicians. Includes instruction in direct current electrolysis, alternating current/high frequency thermolysis, blend/dual modality treatments, equipment theory and operation, safety and sanitation, client evaluation and care, laws and regulations, and business practices.

Electrolysis Consumer Information

SOC CODES FROM O*NET ONLINE – ELECTROLYSIS

Code Occupation

39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists

25-1194.00 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

39-1021.01 Spa Managers 

Detail for CIP Code 12.0406 – From NCES – MAKEUP & SKIN CARE

Title: Make-Up Artist/Specialist.

Definition: A program that prepares individuals to professionally apply cosmetic makeup preparations and perform complete and specialized appearance makeovers including hairdressing, wig work, masking, temporary prosthesis applications, cosmetic applications, and related costuming for leisure or for professional stage, camera, clinical, or security purposes. Includes instruction in period and contemporary hairstyling and costuming; wig work and hairpiece application; synthetic hair and masks; cosmetic preparations and treatments; makeup artistry; attachment, removal, and camouflaging of prostheses; health and safety; client consultation and care; pre- and post-production operations; set and crew conduct and relations; script, instruction, and prescription interpretation; labor relations; and business practices.

SOC CODES FROM O*NET ONLINE – MAKEUP& SKIN CARE

Code Occupation

39-5091.00 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists

39-1021.01 Spa Managers 

Makeup and Skincare Consumer Information

Detail for CIP Code 51.3501 – From NCES – MASSAGE THERAPIST

Title: Massage Therapist/Therapeutic Massage.

Definition: A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Massage Therapist/Therapeutic Massage Consumer Information

SOC CODES FROM O*NET ONLINE – MASSAGE THERAPIST

Code Occupation

31-9011.00 Massage Therapists

31-2022.00 Physical Therapist Aides

31-2011.00 Occupational Therapy Assistants 

39-1021.01 Spa Managers 

Detail for CIP Code 12.0499 – From NCES – FULL SPECIALIST

Title: Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other.

Definition: Any instructional program in cosmetology and related personal grooming services not listed above.

SOC CODES FROM O*NET ONLINE – FULL SPECIALIST

Code Occupation

39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists

39-5094.00 Skincare Specialists

39-1021.01 Spa Managers   

 Full Specialist Consumer Information            

To research additional careers of interest, you may want to visit these websites:
O*NET - http://online.onetcenter.org - (Click on “Find Occupations”)
Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/oco - (Type in general term for career of interest)