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Career and Education Opportunities for Skin Care Specialists in Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota provides a wide variety of opportunities, both career and educational, for skin care specialists. The national trend for skin care specialists sees this job pool growing by about 37.9% over the next eight years. In general, skin care specialists provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

The average wage in the general category of Personal Care jobs is $13 per hour or $26,502 per year in North Dakota, and an average of $12 per hour or $24,156 per year nationwide.

There are three schools within twenty-five miles of Fargo where you can study to be a skin care specialist, among eight schools of higher education total in the Fargo area. Skin care specialists usually hold a post-secondary certificate, so it will take a short time to learn to be a skin care specialist if you already have a high school diploma.

CAREER DESCRIPTION: Skin Care Specialist

Skin Care Specialist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, skin care specialists provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

Skin care specialists sterilize equipment and clean work areas. They also cleanse patrons' skin with water or lotions. Equally important, skin care specialists have to decide on and apply cosmetic products such as creams and tonics. They are often called upon to demonstrate how to wash and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens. They are expected to treat the facial skin to preserve and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products. Finally, skin care specialists furnish facial and body massages.

Every day, skin care specialists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

It is important for skin care specialists to apply chemical peels to decrease fine lines and age spots. They are often called upon to remove body and facial hair by applying wax. They also advise patrons about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques. They are sometimes expected to sell makeup to patrons. Somewhat less frequently, skin care specialists are also expected to demonstrate how to wash and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.

They also have to be able to perform simple extractions to remove blackheads and keep records of client needs and preferences and the services provided. And finally, they sometimes have to refer patrons to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.

Like many other jobs, skin care specialists must be reliable and have exceptional integrity.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Fargo include:

  • Barber. Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.
  • Hairdresser. Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
  • Makeup Artist. Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
  • Manicurist. Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Skin Care Specialist Training

Salon Professional Academy - Fargo, ND

Salon Professional Academy, 4377 15th Ave South, Fargo, ND 58103. Salon Professional Academy is a small school located in Fargo, North Dakota. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 89 students. Salon Professional Academy has 2 areas of study related to Skin Care Specialist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, two to four year which graduated 60 students in 2008.
  • Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist, less than one year which graduated 18 students in 2008.

Josef's School of Hair Design Inc - Fargo, ND

Josef's School of Hair Design Inc, 627 Northern Pacific Avenue, Fargo, ND 58102. Josef's School of Hair Design Inc is a small school located in Fargo, North Dakota. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 85 students. Josef's School of Hair Design Inc has a two to four year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated thirty-seven students in 2008.

Ingenue Beauty School - Moorhead, MN

Ingenue Beauty School, 1024 Center Avenue, Moorhead, MN 56560. Ingenue Beauty School is a small school located in Moorhead, Minnesota. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 26 students. Ingenue Beauty School has a less than one year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated eighteen students in 2008.

LICENSES

Estheticians

Phone: (701) 224-9800
Website: ND State Board of Cosmetology

LOCATION INFORMATION: Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota photo by Unimatic1140

Fargo is located in Cass County, North Dakota. It has a population of over 93,531, which has grown by 3.2% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Fargo, 83, is well below the national average. New single-family homes in Fargo are priced at $139,800 on average, which is well below the state average. In 2008, four hundred four new homes were constructed in Fargo, down from four hundred forty-seven the previous year.

The top three industries for women in Fargo are health care, educational services, and finance and insurance. For men, it is construction, accommodation and food services, and educational services. The average commute to work is about 15 minutes. More than 34.4% of Fargo residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 9.5%, is higher than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Fargo is 3.5%, which is greater than North Dakota's average of 3.2%.

The percentage of Fargo residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 56.8%, is more than the national average but less than the state average. The most common religious groups are the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church.

Fargo is home to the Elm Tree Square and the Market Square as well as Roosevelt Playground and Oak Grove Park. Shopping malls in the area include Valley North Mall, Northport Mall and West Acres Shopping Center. Visitors to Fargo can choose from Rodeway Inn Fargo, Wingate Inn and Sleep Inn Fargo for temporary stays in the area.