Esthetician Career Field

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Career Overview

Estheticians are also called skin care specialists. Estheticians work with clients to help them care for their skin, specifically their facial skin. They provide clients with facials and full body treatments. They may also do head and neck massages, help their clients with applying make-up, perform hair removal through waxing or when trained, laser treatments. They can also do hair treatments and educate clients on the correct products to use in their personal skin and hair care treatment routine. This may include advice on diet and exercise as well.

Education Requirements

Vocational Training

Estheticians must have a high school diploma or GED and have graduated from a private or trade school esthetician program.

Licensure

Almost every state has licensing requirements for estheticians. They must have a high school diploma or GED. They must also pass a state sponsored exam for estheticians to obtain their license.
Careers for aestheticians

Top Schools for Estheticians:

Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas
Bluegrass Community And Technical College In Lexington, Kentucky
Mott Community College
North Central Texas College
Red Rocks Community College

Career Trends

Average hourly wages for estheticians in 2008: $13.81
Jobs in 2008 for estheticians: 38,800
Projected employment openings for estheticians through 2018: 53,500

Related Jobs:

Barbers
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Manicurists and Pedicurists
Shampooers
Laser Hair Removal Technicians
Massage Therapists

Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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