Also known as Aesthetician, Clinical Esthetician, Esthetician, Facialist, Lead Esthetician, Medical Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist, Skin Care Technician, Skin Care Therapist, Spa Technician
Also known as Aesthetician, Clinical Esthetician, Esthetician
Estheticians provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.
In addition, Estheticians includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.
Estheticians are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Estheticians. More generally, Estheticians are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for an Esthetician is $36,510, and the average salary is $41,230. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Esthetician salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Estheticians earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Estheticians earn less than $22,850 per year, 25% earn less than $27,590, 75% earn less than $48,710, and 90% earn less than $64,610.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Estheticians is expected to change by 28.7%, and there should be roughly 10,100 open positions for Estheticians every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as an Esthetician are usually higher in their Enterprising, Social, and Realistic interests.
Estheticians typically have very strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Also, Estheticians typically have moderate Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Lastly, Estheticians typically have moderate Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as an Esthetician tend to value Independence, Relationships, and Achievement.
Most importantly, Estheticians strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Second, Estheticians strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Estheticians moderately value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Estheticians must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and concern for others.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Estheticians, ranked by importance:
Estheticians often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Estheticians usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Estheticians may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, sales and marketing, or chemistry knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Estheticians might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Estheticians must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Estheticians need abilities such as oral expression, oral comprehension, and near vision in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Estheticians, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Estheticians frequently use skills like speaking, service orientation, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Estheticians, ranked by their relative importance.
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