Get the knowledge and hands-on professional skills to succeed in the people-focused profession of cosmetology. The increasing demand for cosmetology services means a growing number of jobs for cosmetologists with both general and specialized skills.
Choose from a number of varied career opportunities by earning M State's 58-credit diploma in Cosmetology, taught on our Wadena campus by instructors with years of industry experience. Students practice their skills on customers in the campus clinic/salon and can choose to be general cosmetologists or specialize in areas including perming and cutting, hair care and coloring, or skin and nail care.
Clinic hours earned in the campus salon will count toward the 1,550 clinic hours required for a cosmetology license in Minnesota.
Cosmetology is the art, science and business of beauty care and thus offers students a variety of career opportunities. Students completing the program can choose to be general cosmetologists or to excel in an area of expertise such as perming and cutting, hair care and coloring, or skin and nail care.This program welcomes both men and women. Students of the Cosmetology program will receive a combination of classroom and laboratory work with the opportunity to practice their skills on mannequins and actual customers in the campus clinic/salon. Acquired cosmetology hours or credits earned and documented from other licensed colleges, whether in- or out-of-state, may be accepted upon approval of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologists. Graduates holding a valid cosmetology license are also eligible for employment on tourist ships and in other unique employment settings. Academically, courses in chemistry, English, math and business are necessary in preparing for a career in cosmetology.The Board of Cosmetologists, which is the cosmetology licensing body, requires 1,550 hours of clinical time in order to become licensed in the State of Minnesota. Upon completion of 1,550 hours and passing of the state exam, a license will be issued. (Note: 33 credits in Salon Practicum is the maximum number of credits which can be applied toward the diploma.)
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, and Cosmetologist regional wage
Graduates will find career opportunities as, hair dresser, hairstylist, cosmetologist, barber, or manicurist and pedicurist.
Description: Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
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1,383 Employed in your area
53 Estimated annual job openings
235 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: June 18th, 2015 at 11:38am