Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy Information Session
- Meet faculty during program overview and exploration
- Understand the benefits of our onsite Student Massage Center
- Discover the expanded options, now on both campuses
- Visit with current students and learn about their experiences
- Meet the Admissions staff and learn about the application process
Tuesday, November 14 | 5:30 pm | Hutchinson Campus or Virtual on 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!
New Esthetics: Advanced Practice
We’ve added a new Esthetics: Advanced Practice program that began Summer 2022. If you’re already working in the field, this might be a great fit for you to expand your client services.
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.