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Medical Esthetician Program Scholarships and Financing

Following your dream to become a Medical Esthetician by attending IMAj Institute can be life-changing. Not only will you be following your heart, but you’ll be able to make a difference in people’s lives. Whether you become a Certified Laser Technician so you can work in a medical clinic or want to specialize in microblading, waxing, eyelash extensions, or a dozen other specialties, you’ll be on the right path to fulfillment.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Estheticians can expect a 15% growth in Arizona job opportunities in the coming year! And, pay scales are also growing in Arizona and the US as a whole. Now is a great time to be thinking about your future, and Medical Esthetics is the place to be

How to Balance School and Expenses

There’s always a balancing act when trying to juggle school and expenses, but there are many ways to help pay for your instruction. Students at IMAj Institute can take advantage of a 10% discount on the cost of tuition when paying with cash or check, 30 days in advance of the start of your courses. IMAj also offers 8% off your tuition cost when using a credit card and paying 30 days in advance.

If you want to finance, we’ve streamlined the process for many avenues, including Mountain America Credit Union, which offers lower-than-average interest rates for student loans. Many of our students also consider Sallie Mae one of the largest student-loan financial institutions. Current fixed rates are as low as 4.25%, with adjustable rates as low as 1.13%.

If you are enrolled with Arizona Vocation Rehab, IMAj Institute is certified for three programs: Combined Aesthetician & Cosmetic Laser Technician, Advanced Aesthetics, and Cosmetic Laser Technician.

The Joy of Scholarships

IMAj Institute is a leader in ME training, and 96% of our students passed the licensing exam their first time (2010-2018)! And if you didn’t know, there are many scholarships available for students in Medical Esthetician programs.

Scholarships available for you to apply for include those offered by Beauty Changes Lives , which starts with the $7,500 Sydell L. Miller Total Image Esthetics Student Scholarship and includes others from $5,000 to $2,000.

EstheticianEDU also offers $500 scholarships for recently accepted or currently enrolled students in qualifying esthetics certificate programs.

One final spot to check is the Arizona State website for grants and scholarships. It often changes, so check back often.

There has never been a better time to start your journey towards becoming a Medical Aesthetician. Call today (480.361.8585) to schedule your tour or register for our next start.

It’s Here! The Change You Have Been Waiting For

For most people, the world has pivoted on its axis and changed so dramatically over the past two years that some previously life-changing things are almost commonplace, like changing careers. More people have lost, quit, or changed jobs in the past 12 months than at any time in history. How about you?

As the Washington Post recently reported, “My life isn’t worth a dead-end job” is the new mantra for workers quitting no-feedback, dull jobs. Why? Because they see their work lives through wider, more transparent lenses. And, they are listening to that voice in their heads and the yearning in their soul that cries out for something that nourishes them and gives something back

The desire to help others, to soothe and provide compassionate care is a noble quest. And finding more than a job, a real career can fulfill your desires while transforming the way others view themselves. So when you see just such a match, get ready for the ride of your life.

The Amazing Fields of Medical Esthetics

Many jobs in the medical field can calm your inner drive to help others, but being a Medical Esthetician is likely to bring all the pieces together. Aside from the fact that you can prosper in a career, not just a job, you’ll also be making a real difference in people’s lives – in just a few months instead of the years of schooling necessary to be a nurse or a doctor. And, you can enjoy your career while working in a doctor’s office as an ME, a Laser Technician, or even as a plastic surgeon’s assistant. The field is wide-open.

This past April was the retail sector’s most significant single-month change in over 20 years, as 649,000 employees gave notice and moved out of the industry. And aside from better wages and compensation packages, “Having a fulfilling career where I could make a difference in people’s lives” was the number one reason for quitting.

Change is always challenging, and there are no shortcuts. Still, there’s no time like the present to start on your path to a more fruitful, enjoyable career, and IMAj Institute is an industry leader in preparing students for those changes.

At the Scottsdale, Arizona campus of IMAj Institute, students learn the essentials of skincare and follow an excellent, enlightening didactic program before each course. Then, they gain knowledge and skill with a hands-on, instructor-led training program that lets every student become familiar and proficient in every aspect of their program, including the skincare products and equipment used in health spas and medical offices where they will be working.

The atmosphere at IMAj Institute is always professional and helpful, as are the instructors. The staff is committed to training and passing their years of knowledge on to new students and are always approachable and ready to turn simple desires and dreams into reality for their students.

If you’ve ever considered taking a class in advanced aesthetic procedures, laser technologies, laser body sculpting, or making a career in Medical Esthetics, new courses are starting soon. Why wait?

IMAj Institute Laser “Fusion” Program

With laser training from IMAj Institute, our students have gone on to work in Med Spa's, Doctor's offices, Plastic surgeons' offices, and even opened businesses of their own. IMAj Institute has all the tools you need to be successful in whatever direction your career in medical aesthetics leads you.

With 25 years of experience in medical laser research and education, IMAj Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers an 88-hour training program carefully designed to prepare you for long-term success. But now we have more options!

Virtual Training

For those of you excited about our program but worried about time constraints, we’ve got some great news: a new Fusion program with a great alternative for working individuals - or those who live out of the area - who cannot commit to our traditional Laser Technician program which has a Monday through Thursday, 8-5 training schedule at our campus.

Now, our Laser Technician Certification training is available with Online lectures. This 40-hour program is available 24 hours per day with no pre-requisite requirements for participation. It’s self-paced, includes LSO (Laser Safety Officer certification), and you can start any time. You may take up to 12 months to complete the online course and schedule your 48-hours of on-campus Hands-On Training when you finish. With Campus Training you can complete your training in as little as two weeks, on days and times that are convenient for you!

Learn Hands-On with Lasers

The IMAj Institute program includes Certification Training in an array of laser and energy devices of your choice, providing you with the experience and confidence necessary to take your career to new heights!

You’ll be trained and get comfortable using lasers for a vast array of spa and medical treatments like collagen synthesis, sculptor body shaping, skin rejuvenation IPL, tattoo reduction, pigment reduction, vascular reduction, carbon facials, scar/stretch mark reduction, acne therapies, cellulite reduction, and more.

With greater efficiencies to our teaching module, we can pass-along new savings to you. Our new Fusion program is currently available at a reduced tuition of just $8,500! This price includes everything except your uniforms ($200), registration ($200), and laser licensing fee ($30).

Welcome to our new blog here at IMAj!

We will be here often with news and specials from IMAj Institute and want to start by saying our virtual training for the didactic portion of our Aesthetic student’s training has been a great success. Students can interact with Instructors and other students during live lectures or catch up later by watching recorded lectures when it is most convenient for them.

These virtual classes will continue to be offered, making studying for a new career in Medical Aesthetics easier for all students. Our live training has also returned at IMAj with a few new steps for our staff, students, and guests.

What IMAj is Doing to Ensure Your Safety

  • All Staff and Students will be wearing face masks in the clinic
  • Treatment areas will be thoroughly disinfected before and after each treatment
  • Gloves will be worn by students during all facial procedures
  • Treatment tables will be spaced appropriately for social distancing
  • The number of seats in our reception and waiting area has been greatly reduced

What to Expect When You Visit IMAj

  • Please wear a mask. We will provide one if needed
  • If you feel sick or have been around someone who is sick, please reschedule for 14 days in the future
  • Please no accompanying guests to your appointment
  • Please call when you arrive for your appointment and remain in your vehicle; we will inform you when your Esthetician is ready for you
  • All guests will be required to fill out a COVID-19 consent form

We realize some of these changes may seem strict, but our goal is to keep everyone safe while continuing to provide the best care available

Thank you so much for your cooperation and once again, welcome back!

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