Do you have the same enthusiasm for skin care?

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Then maybe a career as a Skin Care Technician is right for you.

But how do you know if you would enjoy the career?

What does the job entail?

How Do Skin Care Technicians Contribute To Society?

Skin Care Technicians use a variety of skin treatments and products to help people with their skincare needs.

The goal is to improve the appearance and health of peoples' skin.

Facial GIF: A person who is admiring their skin after using skin care products.

What Might A Typical Day Look Like?

Skin Care Technicians are often responsible for:

  • Conducting client consultations. Meet with clients to evaluate their skin and advise them on the right treatments.

  • Performing techniques. Facials and other skin care treatments/products help to improve skin conditions.

  • Maintaining an organized workstation. Technicians must set up their work area and make sure all tools are sterile.

Facial GIF: Skin care technician is applying a mask to their client's face.

Facial GIF: Skin care technician is applying a skin care product to their client's face.

Quiz

Abby is starting her certificate to become a Skin Care Technician. Which piece of knowledge or skill is important for her to learn?

Where Can You Work?

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  • Perform non-medical skincare treatments to promote relaxation and improve the look of the skin.

  • Work within a team of aestheticians and other skincare technicians.

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  • Perform medical-grade skincare treatments to treat stubborn beauty and health issues.

  • Work within a team of medical doctors, aesthetic nurses, aestheticians, and other skincare technicians.

You Will Love It if...

  • You are a people person and want to work with the public.

  • You want to help others feel beautiful and confident in their own skin.

  • You enjoy working with your hands.

  • You have a strong interest in learning about skin care products.

  • You want to educate people on skin care do's and don't's.

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Look For Another Career Path if...

  • You want a 9-5 job. You will have to work evenings and weekends frequently.

  • You want a desk job. Most of the time, you will be performing treatments.

  • You dislike cleaning or organizing. It is important to maintain a clean and sterile work area.

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Quiz

Priyanka is obsessed with learning about new, trendy skin care products, wants a career where she doesn't have to work past 4, and enjoys working alone. Would Priyanka enjoy being a Skin Care Technician?

But Will It Pay The Bills?

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The average salary of a skin care technician is $35,000 CAD.

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The average salary of a skin care technician is $41,000 USD.

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