Esthetician

Career Overview

Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.

Education

Skincare specialists typically complete a state-approved cosmetology or esthetician program. Although some high schools offer vocational training, most people receive their training from a postsecondary vocational school. The Associated Skin Care Professionals organization offers a State Regulation Guide, which includes the number of prerequisite hours required to complete a cosmetology program.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$19,323 /yr
$31,290 /yr
$59,800 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Skincare specialists usually work in salons and beauty and health spas, and some are self-employed. Although most work full time, many work evenings and weekends.

Future Outlook

Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The desire among many women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in employment growth. Good job opportunities are expected.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada