An esthetician is trained professional who specializes in treating the skin. They apply facials, chemical peels, and a variety of other topical formulas to improve the health of skin and keep it looking as young and fresh as possible. There are plenty of reasons why becoming an esthetician is a good idea. I will address 3 of those reasons:
Reasons 1 – Degree & School
One great reason to become an esthetician is the fact that you can complete the training program in as little as 6 months. If you work hard and attend school full-time, becoming a medical esthetician is a minimal investment. For those who can only attend school part-time, the estimated time of completion is still a mere 12 months. You just need to become licensed in your state, and you are on your way to making a respectable amount of money.
Reasons 2 – Salary & Income
Which brings us to the second reason you should look into becoming an aesthetician. Upon graduating the program you can expect to hit the ground running with a salary in the 30,000 dollar per year range. Salary for an experienced medical estheticians is somewhere in the 50,000 dollar a year. Not bad for for 6 short months of training, right?
Reasons 3 – Career Opportunities
How much money you earn also depends on where you want to work. As an esthetician you have the option to work out of a salon, spa, and doctors offices. If your choice is to work for a salon or spa you have the potential to earn a substantial amount in tips. If you want to work in a doctors office, you should be trained to recognize when your expertise is beneficial to your client, and when their skin problems require the assistance of a dermatologist. Also should you choose to work in a doctors office, you may be authorize to perform deeper penetrating procedures, under the direct supervision of a doctor.
Conclusion, some disadvantages
As you can see there are great reasons to becoming an aesthetician. There are some disadvantages as well though. For instance, estheticians are somewhat limited in their earning potential. If you are looking to earn a substantial amount of money someday, it would be wise to continue your schooling after you obtain your esthetician license. A general esthetician is a great gateway job for those whose ultimate goal is to become a dermatologist or even a cosmetic surgeon. However, if you are good with your hands and enjoy helping people to look their very best then becoming an esthetician is something you should seriously look into.