North Dakota residents seeking a career in a field expected to grow 25 percent by 2020 may want to consider the esthetics profession. Esthetics schools in North Dakota teach students the skills needed to work in spas, salons, resorts, and elsewhere in the skincare sales industry. North Dakota skin endures harsh weather conditions, so residents need qualified assistance maintaining good skin care regimens. Preventing premature signs of aging and caring for skin exposed to the elements is very important. Equally important is the need for people to look and feel their best.
North Dakota Esthetician License Requirements
People wishing to practice skin care in North Dakota must first obtain a license from the North Dakota Board of Cosmetology. This requires attending a 600-hour training program at an approved North Dakota esthetics school. North Dakota does not allow students get their training through apprenticeship. After school is completed students take written and practical exams called “boards” to obtain their initial license.
Esthetics schools teach the use of skin care products and techniques for their application. They also teach makeup artistry, hair removal, waxing, and other skills to maintain the beauty and health of the skin.
Esthetics school students learn about proper infection control and sanitation standards, along with regulations and laws governing esthetics in the State of North Dakota. Some esthetics schools add classes about business practices and running a salon, so students may eventually become self-employed.
Employment Outlook for North Dakota Estheticians
Licensed North Dakota skin care professionals find work in spas, salons, and in department stores. They may work with doctors helping treat patients with skin problems resulting from disease, injury, or burns. Many estheticians work selling cosmetics and skin care products in salons and stores. After they have gained some experience in the trade, some estheticians choose to open a salon or spa of their own.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports estheticians nationwide earn $28,640 as an average salary before tips. The North Dakota Workforce Intelligence Report found the mean annual wage for estheticians in the state is $28,950 before tips. They estimate the range of salaries for licensed estheticians in North Dakota ranges from $20,610 and $33,110 per year before tips.