If you love being around people, if you can spark up a conversation easily, if you enjoy listening to people and giving advice, but most importantly, you enjoying helping people change their look, then a career in barbering is right up your alley.
A barber is the ultimate people-person, and if you’re tired of being isolated in a cubicle or working in an industry that doesn’t allow you to chat with your coworkers, now is the time to check out the barbering program at Florida Technical College’s Pembroke Pines campus. From sunny Pembroke Pines you can earn a barbering diploma and be ready to be licensed and working in the field in a matter of months. If you’re a people person, here are the top four reasons this career is for you:
- Barbers work while they socialize. So you love to get together and chat with friends, right? In your free time you can most likely be found over at a friend’s house, out for coffee or at a party because you thrive on being around other people. Why not get paid to be that social? Every working day could be a fun get-together if you work as a barber. While giving haircuts, shaves and styling hair, you can chat with your drop-in customers and catch up with your regulars. As a barber you also get to engage with your coworkers and make new friends. You can do all this while working.
- Barbers know what your go-to look is. Are you the person your friends reach out to when they need advice on what look they should try this season or what haircut they should get for a special event. Why not be the person responsible for these changes? When you change someone’s look you are creating a living and breathing advertisement of your work, because they are guaranteed to be asked, “Where’d you get your haircut?” if you’ve given them a fresh look!
- Barbers know all the buzz. Are you that one friend who always knows what’s going on with everyone else? If so, you were made to be a barber. Barbers have traditionally been that person in a community who knows what everyone is doing, what the latest gossip is, and all the news. You’re a natural fit for this career if this kind of chatter is what keeps you going.
- Barbers are good listeners. If you’re a people person you don’t just like to talk; you also like to listen to people and their problems. A barber is a little bit like a bartender in this way. They listen as their customers share their news, talk about their families, and share their problems. As a barber you can be that person who provides his customers with an ear to listen and an understanding and sympathetic voice. Providing more than just a haircut makes this a meaningful and enjoyable career for someone who loves to be around other people.
The barber diploma program at the Pembroke Pines campus of FTC is a great way to get your foot in the door in this exciting and fun field. You can take your courses on a flexible schedule to work your education around your other responsibilities, and those who qualify can take advantage of financial aid. Get started today and learn everything you need to be licensed and to work as a barber in Florida. You won’t regret making this move to a more people-friendly and rewarding career.