600 Clock Hours
The full specialty program combines care of the skin and care and beautification of the nails of the hand and feet. This program is designed for the student who wishes to become dually licensed in skin care and nail technology. The program includes 292.50 clock hours of classroom training (Academic Instruction), and 307.50 lab hours (Practical Application) under the supervision of a Facial Specialist, Nail Technologist and/or Full Specialist licensed in Florida.
Becoming a Full Specialist and having a dual licensed can open many different career opportunities, including employment at Salons, Spas or Resorts. A licensed Full Specialist could find careers in cosmetics marketing, purchasing, beauty consulting, in the medical community as paramedical estheticians or training instructors.
The Bureau of labor Statistics estimates that the overall employment for Employment for Skincare Specialists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
The Bureau of labor Statistics estimates that the overall employment for Manicurists and Pedicurists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Here are some examples of job titles a Full Specialist can hold:
- Esthetician/Skin Care Specialist
- Medical/Paramedical Esthetician
- Clinical Esthetician
- Master Esthetician
- Spa Manager
- Wax/Hair Removal Specialist
- Nail Technician/Nail Specialist
As a Licensed Full Specialist you can find jobs in:
- Nail salons
- Spas and hair salons
- Cruise ships
- Country clubs
- Health and personal care stores
- Mobile Nail Tech Jobs
Many Full Specialist work for a salon, but others choose to open and own their own businesses. Some decide to take their education and career to the next level and develop their own product line which could be a polish line, nail care product, makeup line, and skin care line among others.