Career Opportunities in Esthetics


Skin care can be traced back 6,000 years to ancient Egypt. It was initially associated with the practice of medicine, and at that time, both priests and physicians had important roles. Cosmetic products included ingredients such as special soils, wax, honey and oil, formulated into masks and makeup. While skin care waned in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance in Europe brought back a renewed interest in both the skin and cosmetics. With the turn of the 20th century and up until the 1960’s, skincare often involved the use of heavy cosmetics to camouflage imperfections and blemishes.

Today, the emphasis for skin care has shifted from “cover-up,” to a more natural look, which is only truly attractive with healthy, clean skin. This has expanded the desire for skin care treatments and the future for estheticians.

As reported in Skin Inc. magazine issued May 2008, “Good education is vital to the training of skilled technicians who are expected to meet the needs of a growing population.” If you're looking for an Esthetics school in Virginia that provides convenient learning (we offer blended learning – a unique combination of online coursework, face to face discussion and lecture, and rigorous practical training) to start your career in Esthetics, you've come to the right place.

At the Institute of Epidermal Cell Therapy, we offer online blended basic and master esthetics programs. Our science-based instruction, video tutorials, illustrated content, and Skillsbook materials are designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of advanced procedures and protocols.  Our blended classes are tailored to your individual learning styles and work experiences.  You will be taught by extremely knowledgeable and highly professional instructors who have years of experience in the skin care and beauty professions. 

Specific Field Criteria for Esthetics and Masters Esthetics Program

Self-employment is a common vocational objective for esthetician and master esthetician. Prior to enrollment, prospective students must acknowledge in writing their understanding that self-employment is a common vocational objective of the Esthetics and Masters Esthetics program. In addition, self-employed graduates must sign an attestation, no sooner than 30 days after graduation, acknowledging that the graduate is satisfied with self- employment as an esthetics and master esthetics therapist and that he/she is making training-related income.

Completion and Job Placement Policy.

In addition, it is recognized that licensure requirements in certain jurisdictions may prolong the placement process, as those graduates must first obtain their license/certification before practicing Esthetics and Masters Esthetics Program.

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