The school I'm looking at (Bellus Academy in San Diego) offers a program for basic esthetics and a program for master esthetics. The master program is twice the amount of hours as the basic, and is almost twice as expensive (1200 hours, approx. $19,000). The school website states that altogether, the masters program is equivalent to five years of work experience.
I want to get as much out of school as I possibly can, as skin care is something I'm very interested in and want to make a career out of. I would like to work in a clinical setting as an esthetician, preferably with a dermatology office or a medical spa. I think I would also be happy working for a skin care company doing product training or advising, etc.
Basic program includes: courses in facials, health and safety, hair removal and makeup.
Master program includes (in addition to the basic): physiology, histology, diseases and disorders, advanced peels, microdermabrasion, aging and photodamaged skin, advance acne, ethnic skin, skin lightening, body wraps, hydro treatments, advanced facials, advanced cellulite treatment, etc.
Any insight would be great! Thanks.