There is a multitude of career options open to anyone who successfully completes any of the training modules on offer at Coogan Bergin. Whether you choose to specialise in a given area or work in an environment that uses all your skills there are options available on land, at sea and now even in the air with the advent of sky therapists on long haul flights! Some of the areas open to you are listed below:
There is hardly a village in the country that does not have a salon and there are always openings for jobs. Because many of Irelands top salons are owned and run by past graduates of Coogan Bergin they look to us when recruiting staff, giving our students a big advantage in the jobs market.
The growth of the nail market is enormous with new trends emerging all the time. No longer a luxury, nails are now an essential grooming practice. There are constant openings for skilled nail technicians.
Waxing is a core skill for any therapist and is the most sought after treatment in all salons. Specialist waxing has increased demand even more. There are now clinics that only offer waxing and good waxing specialists are hugely in demand.
Make-Up artistry has become the broadest of all the disciplines within the area of beauty and is an area that many therapists specialise in. Now starting in their teens, girls and women pay to have their Make-Up applied for all those special occasions. Whether you work for one of the big make-up houses in a department store or studio the openings are many. A very skilled make- up artist can go on to work on photo shoots or in television.
The growth of the spa industry in the past ten years has been astounding and Ireland is now known as the spa capitol of Europe. From the Hotel Spa, the Destination Spa, the Thalassotherapy Spa the day spa to the leisure club spa we now boast more spas per capita than our European neighbours. Massage in all its different forms is the most sought after treatment in the spa environment followed by facials. The demand for both full and part time therapists within the industry is constant, so even if you have chosen to only study the Body Therapy module, job opportunities abound.
The cosmetic houses have now realised that a thorough knowledge of the skin is essential in retail sales. They are therefore seeking trained therapists to work on their department store counters. Career advancement within the cosmetic houses is a real possibility with top sales people going on to become regional managers and trainers.
Cruise Liner & many more
All the big cruise liners now have spas onboard. Many therapist choose to spend a year or two working on the liners. This is a great way to combine travel with work. The experience gained is first rate as the regimes are strict and therapists work to targets. Anyone who has successfully completed a year or two on the liners is much sought after within the various aspects of the industry.
For any therapist, who has a few years experience in any salon, spa or retail environment with a proven track record in sales there is also the option of becoming a Sales Representative for one of the many Salon Skin Care Companies. In this area you can also become involved in the area of product training.