Are you obsessed with skincare?

Woman receiving a spa facial Photo by Melissa DuPont on Unsplash

If you find yourself constantly researching ways to keep your skin healthy then you need to look into a career as an aesthetician. You can continue your passion in healthy skin and be paid to do it!

Also, this is a growing market, expected to grow by 11% between 2018 and 2028.

What Does An Aesthetician Do?

Many aestheticians work within a spa or salon. The services they provide are:

  • Facials

  • Acne extraction

  • Body hair waxing

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Body scrubs and wraps

  • Some even offer make-up A microderm needle moving along a cross-section of skin

How To Become An Aesthetician

You do not need a college degree to become an aesthetician, but you will need training and certifications.

  • A high school degree or GED

  • A degree from a cosmetology program (takes about 9 months)

  • 260-700 hours of training

  • Pass your state's certification exam to require a license

  • Renew your license by following proper state protocol

With additional education, training hours, and exams you may acquire a higher license that allows you to perform more advanced and specialized treatments.


Alexis just obtained her GED and is ready to start her career as an aesthetician. What should she do next?

You Are A Future Aesthetician If You:

  • Pay attention to detail to help clients reach "perfection".

  • Manage time to create your own schedule.

  • Offer excellent customer service through communication.

  • Know your skin care products and can educate your clients.


Trey just accepted a position as an aesthetician at a local salon. What should he do to get started?


Flaticon Icon USD: average salary $18.67 per hour

Flaticon Icon CAD: average salary $16.61 per hour

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