Beauty, Cosmetology & Massage
With a certificate in Beauty, Cosmetology, and Massage Therapy, your career could take you from the runways of Fashion Week to the spas of international resorts to your own local salon.
Types of Degrees
The most important consideration you should make when searching for schools in cosmetology, esthiology, or massage therapy is to find schools that make preparation for the state licensing exam a top priority. Most certificate programs can be completed in as little as one year, while associate degrees typically take two years to complete.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT may be required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Beauty, Cosmetology, and Massage Therapy Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Beauty, Cosmetology, and Massage Therapy include:
- Skin Care Specialist
- Massage Therapist
- Makeup Artist
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Skincare Specialist was $34,090 in 2019 (2). Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists earned a median salary of $26,270 in 2020 (1).
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and the employer.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.