What do they do?

Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.

Also known as:

Aesthetician, Clinical Esthetician, Esthetician, Facialist, Medical Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist, Skin Care Technician, Skin Care Therapist, Spa Technician

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Skincare Specialists is projected to grow 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in VA

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  • 30.7%

    Change

    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
    300

    Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (1%)
  • Master's degree  (3%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (19%)
  • Associate's degree  (16%)
  • Some college, no degree  (35%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (24%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (3%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Clean tools or equipment.
  • Assess skin or hair conditions.
  • Apply cleansing or conditioning agents to client hair, scalp, or skin.
  • Demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.
  • Teach health or hygiene practices.
  • Provide medical or cosmetic advice for clients.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
  • Administer therapeutic massages.
  • Maintain client information or service records.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Apply solutions to hair for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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