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The Smarter School Decision: Aesthetician School or Medical Aesthetician School?

Skincare specialists who are looking for a change may benefit from either aesthetician school or medical aesthetician school, depending on what they are passionate about. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is which type of school is better and if you want to do both, which should you do first?

As far as which education is better, it depends. Are you wanting better payment? Better employment opportunities? Better industry growth rate? To cover all the bases, we pulled some statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

BLS reports that there are currently roughly 47,000 aestheticians as well as medical aestheticians employed in the United States. They predict a 25% growth rate within this industry with an estimate of 11,000 potential jobs to become available. According to these statistics, these numbers are above average.

Aestheticians experienced a 4.2% employment growth within the last year, and according to ASAPS, the market of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments (medical aesthetic services) experienced a 10% increase from the year prior.

Texas is one of the top states with the highest employers of skincare specialists, and Arizona is one of the top states that employs the most skin care specialists. It is difficult to report the salaries for medical estheticians and estheticians, because it varies from state to state, experience level, and tip generation.

So which is the right school for you? Here’s the thing. Aesthetician school, on average, takes between 6-12 months to complete and graduate. Medical aesthetician school takes approximately two weeks to complete and graduate. Most students to come to National Laser Institute choose to complete medical aesthetician school before they go on to aesthetician school.

There are many reasons for this. One, because you will graduate as a medical aesthetician after two weeks, you can potentially find a job in the field while you attend aesthetician school. Secondly, you are able to apply some of the skincare knowledge you learned at medical aesthetician school at your aesthetician school, and many students have said it makes their educational journey a little bit easier. But third? The market for cosmetic lasers is growing exponentially! Jumping into the world of medical aesthetics right away gives you the opportunity to take advantage of this industry.

Medical Aesthetician Training with National Laser Institute

National Laser Institute offers a comprehensive two week medical aesthetic course. Throughout this course, you will be exposed to both classroom and hands-on clinical training by the top experts in the field of medical aesthetics. You’ll experience training with state-of-the-art equipment and services, including laser hair removal, photofacial skin rejuvenation, radiofrequency skin tightening, laser tattoo removal, acne reduction, cellulite removal, and much more.

National Laser Institute is the leading medical aesthetic school in the nation and is recognized as gold standard education. Each year, we train thousands of people who are passionate about skincare. To learn more about medical aesthetician school at National Laser Institute, please call 800-982-6817.

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