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Would You Rather Be a Therapist or a Hair Stylist?

It's hard to pass judgment on a career you haven't had, but forget education, relevant experience, and interview contacts for a second. Which career do you think is cooler?

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Therapist for sure. People may leave the salon feeling temporarily better, but therapists have the ability to help them feel better in the long term.
kismekate kismekate 7 years
therapist, only for monetary reasons. awful, i know.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
Hairstylist would be much more fun. I work in mental health and being a therapist is not at all cool!
paigeemma paigeemma 7 years
kind of odd careers to put together...but therapist? really?
aistea311 aistea311 7 years
Therapist. Ironically I have very long hair but rarely style it so I doubt I could style other people's hair.
prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
hair stylist because i love doing hair
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 7 years
It is funny because I see them as performing almost the same function BUT you tend to leave a stylists chair looking and possibly even feeling better.My neighbor is a consultant for Paul Mitchell and she has BIG name clients...and says you wouldn't believe the stuff people spill while sitting in her chair. She has to sign "privacy" agreements all the time.Therapists on the other hand really do have to listen closely, try to offer insightful advice, and a few seem to think if you are visibly messed up when you leave that they haven't done their job. Not saying there aren't good therapists out there...but saying many of the ones I work with are as messed up as their clients....which is why they chose that field. I look at it from the perspective that some people watch soaps...as it gives them some relief to think someone somewhere is more screwed up than themselves.On another note...look at the amount of $ both of these fields get paid. There is NOT a big difference....except that therapists are expected to have at least a masters or a PHD while a hair stylist spent probably 2 yrs or less at a vocational school.That is astounding. If I were a therapist that alone would depress me.
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 7 years
It is funny because I see them as performing almost the same function BUT you tend to leave a stylists chair looking and possibly even feeling better. My neighbor is a consultant for Paul Mitchell and she has BIG name clients...and says you wouldn't believe the stuff people spill while sitting in her chair. She has to sign "privacy" agreements all the time. Therapists on the other hand really do have to listen closely, try to offer insightful advice, and a few seem to think if you are visibly messed up when you leave that they haven't done their job. Not saying there aren't good therapists out there...but saying many of the ones I work with are as messed up as their clients....which is why they chose that field. I look at it from the perspective that some people watch soaps...as it gives them some relief to think someone somewhere is more screwed up than themselves. On another note...look at the amount of $ both of these fields get paid. There is NOT a big difference....except that therapists are expected to have at least a masters or a PHD while a hair stylist spent probably 2 yrs or less at a vocational school. That is astounding. If I were a therapist that alone would depress me.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'd be a hair stylist. You get to chat with people, but they don't tend to unload ALL their personal crap on you like they would if you were a therapist. My aunt says a lot of therapists that she works with end up being really depressed because they have to listen to people whine all day.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Therapist
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