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Skincare specialists provide treatments, such as peels, masks, or scrubs, to remove dead or dry skin.
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
Skincare specialists usually work in salons and beauty and health spas. Some also work in 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 $14.55 in May 2016.
Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The desire among many women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in employment growth. Good job opportunities are expected.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Skincare Specialists,
Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016: 39-5094 Skincare Specialists