Prepare for your NYS License in Esthetics
Build a satisfying career for yourself by preparing to earn your NYS license in Esthetics at the oldest accredited Esthetics program on Long Island! Students enjoy practicing on classmates and clinic clients as they study anatomy and physiology, bacteriology, sterilization, structure and function of the skin, facial procedures, use of various machines, waxing, basic make-up techniques, and business practices. Successful completion of the Esthetics program at Western Suffolk BOCES prepares you to sit for the New York State Esthetics licensing exam and includes 30-hour Laser Hair Removal certification.
Job opportunities exist in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City for graduates of this Esthetics School. As a licensed esthetician, you can work for yourself or for a spa, major retailer, five star resort/hotel, medical office, or cosmetics manufacturer. Many licensed estheticians with demonstrated sales records can earn high commissions. Other opportunities exist in medical esthetics and laser hair removal.
You can bring additional skills to enhance your career by preparing to earn your NYS license in Cosmetology at Western Suffolk BOCES. Many graduates combine their beauty skills with their business training to open their own businesses. The field offers much flexibility for those who need to work flexible schedules.
For the job title Skin Care Specialists, the U.S. Department of Labor describes the nature of the work; training and other needed qualifications; employment levels; job outlook; potential earnings; and related occupations.
To help prospective students make informed choices about the full-time programs Western Suffolk BOCES offers, details about tuition, graduation rates and more are available as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Students who satisfactorily complete this 600-hour Esthetics course are eligible to take the NYS Esthetics licensing exam. Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions about licensing requirements in New York.
Western Suffolk BOCES trains you for a great career and then helps you find that all important first job. Our Job Placement Office offers lifetime placement to help you advance in your chosen field.
Students who want to expand their skills can enroll in Western Suffolk BOCES’ hands-on 30-hour Laser Training for Estheticians. This program focuses on the use of medical lasers for Estheticians. Upon completion, you will be able to identify appropriate candidates for laser treatment, counsel the patient on anticipated response to treatment, and demonstrate familiarity with available technology. Contact 631-261-3600, ext. 275 for more information.
Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Rd., Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
The Esthetics program is located at Western Suffolk BOCES, Northport Campus, is approved by the New York State Education Department. Those who successfully complete the Esthetics program are qualified to sit for the NYS licensing exam in Esthetics from the Division of Licensing Services at the New York State Department of State.