Beauty, Cosmetology & Massage
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Esthetics and Skincare

If you're passionate about skincare, skin health, and enjoy helping people look and feel their best, a degree or certification in Esthetics and Skincare may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Esthetics and Skincare students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or certification program (6 to 12 months) offered by community colleges, cosmetology schools, esthetician schools, or technical institutes before entering the industry. Requirements vary but most states require Estheticians to be certified before they can practice. Courses in skin anatomy, makeup techniques, hair removal processes, and salon management are common.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Each school has its own requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An Esthetics and Skincare Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Esthetics and Skincare include:

  • Skincare Specialist/Esthetician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Medical Esthetician
  • 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 1 while Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists earned a median salary of $26,270 in 2019. 2

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.