City living can be hard on a person’s skin. That may be bad news for New Yorkers, but it’s great news for the aspiring student eager to become an esthetician who can soothe and repair damaged skin. Whether you’re a native or a soon-to-be transplant, New York is a city of 8.5 million people, with quality esthetician schools to choose from and plenty of residents in need of skincare services (Wikipedia, 2017).
Finding the right Esthetician School
If you’re wondering, “Is there an esthetician school near me?” take a look at the schools listed below, and learn about specific programs and two or three nearby. Once you find a school that’s a good match with your career goals, get enrolled! In a short time, you’ll have the training and license you need to keep fellow New Yorkers and tourists looking their best.
Sometimes two or three esthetician schools may all have programs that appeal to you. In such cases, you should try to arrange an in-person visit before you enroll. This extra step can familiarize you with the specific techniques being taught and give you a better idea of the pace, teaching styles and facilities you’ll learn in. It takes a little longer to enroll when you add a visit to your decision steps, but it can also ensure you choose the absolute best school for you.
Becoming a Esthetician in New York City
For providing soothing facials, rejuvenating chemical peels, and other in-demand esthetic services, you’ll earn around $39,120 as a New York City esthetician (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). When you’re scoping out desirable neighborhoods, pay special attention to those with high tourist traffic. People on holiday are already in the mood to be pampered, and since demand for estheticians is growing -- as much as 12 percent through 2024 -- visitors will probably contribute to that growth. Find work in a tourist-friendly salon, and you’ll be well-positioned to reap the financial benefits of this trend.
To start your search, check out the career opportunities for New York City estheticians at these spas, skincare boutiques, and salons:
Don’t forget -- there’s more to New York than Manhattan. Get to know the subway system and you’ll have five boroughs to explore before you even think about heading upstate. Maybe you’ll venture into Brooklyn for a night in Williamsburg? Or be a foodie for the day in Queens. There’s always the free Staten Island Ferry … Or make a full day of the Bronx Zoo and Italian food somewhere along Arthur Avenue. Regardless which borough is your favorite, your NYC esthetician training will serve you well.