A trained esthetician provides professional-quality skin and body care treatments, such as facials, waxing and even laser treatments for more highly trained estheticians. For an esthetician, the skin is the primary area of focus and study and treatment surrounds improving the look, feel, cleanliness and health of the skin. While estheticians primarily focus on the face and neck, all areas of the body are part of the course of study and range of treatments that one can provide.
There are a number of requirements in order to become an esthetician. One must complete a certified esthetics and skin care program in the field, and in order to be eligible for said program, one must first possess a high school diploma or GED. Qualifying programs are usually offered esthetics schools, and also sometimes at cosmetology schools and community colleges, and even some traditional colleges. The cost of an esthetics program varies depending on the state, institution, and desired specialty.
After completing an esthetics and skin care program, one must obtain state licensing before beginning work in the field. Most programs culminate with the licensing process, but this is not the case with all programs. Regardless, a state exam must be passed before one can begin to provide services as a licensed esthetician. In addition to the learned skills one must possess, it helps to be personable and sociable as an esthetician, as one's days are spent intimately dealing with clients. Those who like being around people and love helping them look and feel their best will be most suitable for this job field.
The median salary for a licensed esthetician is $28,730. However, the salary one can expect to make varies widely depending on the state, type of business and level of services provided. Most often, and esthetician will work in a spa or a salon, but there are also job opportunities for luxury resorts or destination hot spots, and even many traditional doctors’ offices and clinics are offering the services of estheticians with a higher level of training.
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