New Hampshire residents seeking a promising career might consider becoming a licensed esthetician through attending one of the approved esthetics schools in the state.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job growth for this specialty will be nearly 25 percent by 2020.
Estheticians provide skin care services including:
– anti-aging skin treatments
– care for skin conditions
– custom makeup application
Some estheticians learn to assist dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons in medical settings, working with patients whose skin is damaged by illness, injury, or burns.
New Hampshire Esthetician License Requirements
Governed by the New Hampshire State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics, the skin care profession requires a significant commitment to education and training. Students must complete either 600 classroom hours or 1200 apprenticeship training hours to qualify for licensing. They then must pass a written test and a practical exam given by the Board.
The State Board requires hands-on training and an additional certificate to perform chemical peels, microdermabrasion, light therapy, ultrasonic therapy, microcurrent therapy, and lymphatic drainage massage to the skin. Use of any FDA registered Class I or II device in the practice of esthetics also requires additional training and certification.
Employment Outlook for New Hampshire Estheticians
Estheticians commonly work in salons, spas, wellness centers, and health clubs. Many work in the tourism industry aboard cruise ships or in resorts and hotels. Some skin care specialists land jobs working for major cosmetics and skin care products companies, as sales representatives, educators, or administrators. Some estheticians open their own salon or skin care business and become self-employed.
The BLS estimates New Hampshire estheticians earn an annual average salary of $40,410 before tips. There were 120 licensed skin care specialists in the state as of May 2012. It is the fourth-highest paying state in the nation, according to BLS statistics. It is also the tenth-fastest growing state for this career, with growth estimated at 36 percent in New Hampshire compared to 25 percent nationwide. The New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Board estimates estheticians earn $41,900 per year before tips.