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Enroll Today – Classes Start May 17, 2016

Enroll Today – Classes Start May 17, 2016

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If you have considered a career in the beauty and wellness industry, The International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy is waiting for you!  Classes start May 17, 2016.  Become a licensed Nail Technician, Esthetician or Massage Therapist in 6 – 13 months and start a rewarding career.   Life is too short not to enjoy what you do for work if you want to call making people feel and look better “work.”

According to the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Assocation – sourced from its website), Massage Therapy is growing as a career opportunity.

Massage Therapy Growing as a Career Opportunity – from the AMTA website:

“As massage therapy has become increasingly important in the health and wellness professions, the number of massage therapists has risen dramatically. AMTA estimates that the number of massage therapists in the United States, including students, is between 300,000 and 350,000.”

Massage Therapist Overview  – (http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/massage-therapist)

Massage Therapist

Overview

Want a job that aims, above all else, to make people feel better? Consider becoming a massage therapist. Employing their unique set of tools  – “magic hands” and a “magic touch”  – massage therapists relieve pain, reduce stress, unwind bound-up muscles and just plain make people feel better. With more than 80 types of treatments, massage therapists have many different ways to deliver this relief. Massage therapists can specialize in deep-tissue, acupressure, reflexology, orthopedic, sports massage and other areas. Often, massage therapists become experts in several modalities, all of which require specific skills and techniques. The length and type of massage provided typically depends on the client’s condition and desires. Elderly clients, pregnant women and those recovering from a severe injury usually receive different treatments than elite athletes or those simply seeking relaxation. The nature of the massage is often discussed and agreed upon during a short interview with the client before it takes place. Massage therapists work for employers in a variety of environments, including spas and hospitals, and some are self-employed with their own small businesses. Regardless of the working arrangement, massage therapists should be friendly and personable to attract a consistent client base.

The increasing number of spas and massage clinics in recent years underscores a growing demand for massage services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of 22 percent between 2014 and 2024, adding 36,500 more professionals to this field.

Quick Stats

  • $37,180MEDIAN SALARY
  • 3.9%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
  • 36,500NUMBER OF JOBS

Rankings

Massage Therapists rank #8 in Best Health Care Support Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors. Read more about how we rank the best jobs.

Massage Therapists are ranked:

Overview for Nail Technicians (http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/nail-technician)

Manicures and pedicures are one of the few luxuries many women and men can’t live without. It’s no wonder, then, that the U.S. market for nail services saw revenues of $8.5 billion in 2014, according to statistics company Statista. Nail technicians, also referred to as manicurists and pedicurists, will reap the rewards of this thriving industry and see employment growth of 10 percent by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There should be more than 11,700 new nail technician positions in this decade.

Nail technicians provide nail services to customers at salons, spas and barber shops, while some technicians operate their own business. Nail techs clean, file, trim, polish and repair fingernails and toenails. They discuss treatments with clients, such as applying artificial nails or moisturizing hands and feet, and sell additional services and products. They also clean and disinfect their tools and work area after every appointment. “You should be health conscious, keep your station clean and your instruments sanitized, dress appropriately, be polite and willing to learn, learn, learn,” advises Tina Panariello, a nail technician for 30-some years, former educator for nail lacquer manufacturer OPI and author of “Polished: Filing Away at Life’s Truths.”

To encourage repeat customer visits, manicurists and pedicurists must also have excellent customer service skills and listen to the client’s needs – including personal problems and juicy gossip – so being a “people person” is a must.

Quick Stats

  • $19,620MEDIAN SALARY
  • 3.4%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
  • 11,700NUMBER OF JOBS

Rankings

Nail Technicians rank #6 in Best Social Services Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors. Read more abouthow we rank the best jobs.

Nail Technicians are ranked:

Esthetician and Skincare Specialist

These specialists, or estheticians as they’re sometimes called, cleanse and exfoliate, wax and laser, moisturize and apply makeup to enhance a person’s overall appearance. A skin care specialist will first assess the condition of his or her clients’ skin and make recommendations on what can be done to improve their skin quality. For instance, chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles; waxing and lasers remove unwanted hair; and exfoliating scrubs can slough off dead skin. An esthetician will also cleanse the skin, and in so doing, educate the client on which face washes, lotions and creams are best suited to him or her. Applying makeup is another piece of the job description, as is advising the client on a personalized skin care regimen. An esthetician might also perform facials, massages and other full-body treatments. A less glamorous part of the job includes disinfecting equipment and cleaning work areas.Since skin care specialists stand face-to-face with their clients, they should enjoy interacting with people. Many times, skin care specialists find great fulfillment in helping people look their best, especially since the pay isn’t particularly high compared to other health care occupations. Respect and sensitivity are key traits, too. If clients show serious skin problems, skin care specialists may have to refer them to dermatologists.

The future looks bright for skin care specialists. The BLS projects employment growth of 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is driven primarily by women clients – although men are increasingly seeking skin care specialists to battle the appearance of aging.

Quick Stats

  • $29,050MEDIAN SALARY
  • 3.4%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
  • 6,600NUMBER OF JOBS

Rankings

Estheticians rank #83 in The 100 Best Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors. Read more about how we rank the best jobs.

Estheticians are ranked:

Doing research before starting a career is important and we have offered a few sources to assist prospective students in making a decision about career choices before enrolling in classes.