Aesthetician and Skin Care Specialist
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Aesthetician and skin care specialist is a program that prepares individuals to cleanse, depilate, massage, and beautify the human body and to function as licensed estheticians and skin care specialists. includes instruction in skin anatomy, physiology, and health; principles of nutrition; decontamination and infection control; health and safety; facial and body massage; body wrapping and spa treatments; temporary hair removal including waxing and tweezing; color and skin analysis; client consultation and care; applicable laws and regulations; business practices; and sometimes related alternative healing regimens.
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn aesthetician and skin care specialist degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Skincare Specialists
No degree
Current Award Levels
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010K20K30K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all aesthetician and skin care specialist graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 76% of other programs.
Pacific Islander
American Indian
Not Reported
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 40% of other programs.
Of all people with any degree in aesthetician and skin care specialist earned in the last academic year, 98% were women.
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 98% of other programs.
Completions History

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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services doing?

Below you'll see the distribution of the starting salaries and accumulated federal and private educational loans across schools that offer a program in the field cosmetology and related personal grooming services, which includes aesthetician and skin care specialist.

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Explore schools that offer aesthetician and skin care specialist degrees and certificates

Use this list to identify high-performing schools in convenient locations that offer this program. Select the orange scatter button to see typical starting salaries and student loans by school and award level for the broad program Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services. (Salary data is only available for large programs.)

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  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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