If an escort actually does a hair and beauty course. The amount of money they make I bet they could even afford to start up their own shop. So why not have a success story of an escort that did just that. Or someone who can offer advice on how to follow their foot steps.
There is an African WG who lived in one of the high rise immigration flats in Glasgow who did just that. She did outcalls and agency work for a couple of years in about 2004, set up a small skanky-looking shop in a bad area quite quickly, but now has a chain of amazing looking hair and beauty shops in very central locations.
I do agree to an extent that many WG's are so busy defending
their work against social stigmas and proclaiming about how they are not victims etc (true, but still) that they sometimes can forget that it is certainly not a job for everyone or suited to everyone who enters it and some good help and focus to those who want to transition into other employment or training would be welcomed.
I have a degree which is not worth the paper it is written on, so I do understand where you are coming from when you say that Anth. but I did enjoy the student-y lifestyle for a couple of years I guess! My current job has nothing to do with the degree, I got into it through doing voluntary unpaid work in the sector (whilst doing sex work or else I wouldn't have been able to afford to work unpaid, see, it does have it's uses
) and through a lot of persistence!