|Quick Facts: Skincare Specialists|
|2012 Median Pay||
$28,640 per year
$13.77 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||44,400|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||40% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||17,700|
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
Skincare specialists usually work in salons, health and beauty spas, or, less frequently, medical offices. Although most work full time, many work evenings and weekends. This is particularly true for self-employed workers who run their own salons.
Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or esthetician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require. Newly hired specialists sometimes receive on-the-job training, especially when working with chemicals.
The median hourly wage for skincare specialists was $13.77 in May 2012.
Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 40 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The desire among women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in rapid employment growth. Good job opportunities are expected.
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