Cosmetology & Massage Therapy
Cosmetology and Massage Therapy Facts
Making people smile because they look or feel better is a great way to spend a workday. The human services occupational group is one of the fastest growing industries in Minnesota. While communities have long needed a steady supply of hair stylists and skin and nail technicians, the need for massage therapists is growing strong. This popular complementary human and healthcare service is projected to grow by 21% in the U.S. and 24% in Minnesota.
Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Ridgewater College’s Role
Our Ridgewater 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!
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.