Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy Information Session
- Meet faculty during virtual program overview and exploration
- Hear about the benefits of our onsite Student Massage Center
- Learn about the 2021 Massage Therapy expansion to Hutchinson campus
- Visit with current students
- Meet Admissions staff and learn about the application process
Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Virtual Visit via Zoom
Cosmetology and Massage Therapy Facts
Making people smile because they look or feel better is a great way to spend a workday. Communities have long needed a steady supply of hair stylists and skin and nail technicians, and careers in this area continue to be in demand. The cosmetology field is project to grow 3.5% between 2018 and 2028, while skincare is projected to grow 5.4%. The need for massage therapists is also growing strong, with an anticipated growth of 16.4% in Minnesota through 2028.
Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Ridgewater College’s Role
Our students enjoy the benefit of practicing their professional skills and caring customer service with real-world clients in our Ridgewater Salon and Day Spa. Employers seek our dependable graduates so much that our Massage Therapy graduates report a 100% job placement rate for several years. Our Cosmetology, Estheology, and Nail Technicians are very close also at 95%. Know that with the solid foundation you learn at Ridgewater, you’ll be prepared to be a valuable team asset or salon owner yourself!
Coming Soon – Advanced Practice Esthetician
We’re in the process of developing an advanced practice esthetician program that we anticipate will be available Summer 2022. Be one of the first to learn more about this opportunity by completing our interest form. We’ll update you with program specifics and let you know when applications will open once details are finalized and the program is approved.
Ridgewater offers a variety of degrees and certificates that will allow you to get started on a career cosmetology or massage therapy. You decide the path you want to take, we will help you get there. Not sure which direction to go, we can help you determine the right fit for you.