I've been trying to research this myself. Those 2-day and 1 week courses are so expensive, and I would imagine, if one doesn't obtain a job right away, they will lose whatever skill they may have learned. I did read some other posts and school reviews where exactly that happened, although some said they did get a job, but that was when reviewing a particular school, so it could have been a fake positive review. I also read a lot of negative reviews about how little actual hands-on practice you get. I was thinking about doing the esthetician thing just to get my foot in the door for salon/skin experience, and then help a business grow, but even the esthy programs are around $10,000, and for the state I'm moving to(TX) takes 5 months full-time and 10 months part-time...ugh! More school! And the schools get horrible reviews, almost all warn you to stay far away!! Hopefully someone will a good experience will respond!