Esthetician Schools in Washington
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You must attend school in the state you want to practice in. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited school. Click here to learn more about the requirements in your state.
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- 750 education hours or 800 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
- You must renew your license every 2 years.
- 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
- The average salary for estheticians in Washington is $51,890 ($24.95/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
- There is a predicted 26% job increase between 2016–2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.
Esthetics is the one beauty specialty that can completely overhaul a customer's appearance and make them look younger.
If you're looking for a beauty career that allows you to spend plenty of time with your clients, put your problem-solving skills to work, and experiment with the latest technology in cosmetology, skin care is the specialty for you.
State License Requirements
Required to earn a esthetics license
Training is the biggest part of earning a WA esthetician license, so you should feel proud after graduating from a skin care program. Next, go to the Washington State Department of Licensing. After passing both licensing exams and proving that you have at least 750 hours of training, you may secure your esthetician license.
If you are ready to explore the world of skin care, give yourself a running start by choosing a great school. The training you get affects your performance on licensing tests and your confidence with clients. Make the time to visit a variety of schools and find out where you feel at home. The state of Washington has several mandatory topics for skin care programs.
Required Training Topics:
License renewal period
Continuing education required
A licensing fee is required every 2 years to keep the license valid in the state of Washington.
Washington Esthetics Careers
Average yearly salary for esthetics in Washington
Across Washington, demand for skin care specialists is expected to increase 26% by the year 2026 (CareerOneStop, 2020). The average salary for a skin care specialist is $51,890 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).
With esthetics training and a license, you can really focus on building a career that fits you. Some new estheticians work standard full-time hours at a spa or salon, using the spa's reputation to build their customer base. Others work part-time to meet family obligations. If you want to make a go of self-employment, esthetics is definitely an option. Self-employed estheticians rent chairs or rooms at local beauty facilities or open their own spas.
Contact the Washington State Board of Esthetics
- 405 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest, Olympia, WA 98502
- Website: State of Washington Dept. of Licensing, Cosmetology Licensing Program
- Email: DOLCosmo@dol.wa.gov
- Call: 360-664-6626
- Fax: 360-664-2550