Career Details


Career Overview

An esthetician provides services that are meant to improve the appearance and health of the skin including facials, masks, wraps, peels, and hair removal.


Most etheticians complete some type of a training program, then apply for licensure. The programs are often provided by colleges.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$18,000 /yr
$28,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position in the US looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There appears to be a surplus of estheticians in Canada, so there will be more competition for these jobs there.

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Work Environment

Typically, etheticians work in salons and spas. Some may work in doctor's offices, and some are self-employed. This work may require a person to spend large amounts of time on their feet.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada