Working As a Licensed Esthetician

After committing the time and money to attend an esthetician program it is important to understand the opportunities that await you upon completion of your studies.

According to the Bureau of Labor study done in 2010 the field of esthetics can expect to see 25% job growth through the year 2020. It’s a good time to begin a career in esthetics. Spa revenue has grown 4.5% and keeps growing. People will keep spending money on self-care and pampering.

Licensed estheticians aren’t just limited to working in salons and spas.  Estheticians find work at resorts, become beauty consultants, do cosmetics marketing or pursue further training to work as a medical esthetician in a dermatolgist’s or plastic surgeon’s office.  After gaining some experience in the field, you can foster the careers of new students by teaching all that you have learned.

Licensed estheticians can expect to start out making about $28,000 – $30,000 a year.  Your salary will increase as you become more experienced and as you add clients who value and appreciate your work.  In order to attract new clients, estheticians should be sure to keep up to date on the latest technology and research that is be discovered.  This means attending continuing education classes, seminars and conferences.