Esthetician Schools near Grand Rapids / Kalamazoo / Battle Creek, MI
If you are considering becoming an esthetician in Michigan, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek may be great places to begin. Both Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids ranked in the top 10 places to live in Michigan, and Battle Creek's cost of living is below the national average. In 2019, estheticians in Grand Rapids earned a mean salary of $31,410 per year ($15.10 per hour), and those in Kalamazoo made $35,510 ($17.07). Battle Creek doesn't publish specific numbers, but statewide, the mean esthetician salary in 2019 was $33,820 ($16.26). Michigan expects esthetician jobs to grow by 12% between 2016 and 2026, which is 3% higher than the nation as a whole expects.
To earn esthetics licensure in Michigan, you must complete 400 hours of training or a six-month apprenticeship, plus pass two exams. If you choose to go the training route, the schools below can all help you on your way.
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