- High school diploma
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An interest in cosmetology with a special interest in skincare is needed to be in this profession.
There are specific aesthetics courses which are required in order to practice, which typically take one year to complete.
Personal attributes helpful for the job include:
- A caring and nurturing personality
- The ability to create a relaxing, soothing atmosphere
- Interest and care in personal appearance
- Meticulous and detail-oriented personality
Someone interested in aesthetics pursues their career path with a goal of helping people. They are caring people and take a special interest in each and every one of their clients. Forming good personal relationships will help build a good relationship, even a friendship, between therapist and client and will help build and maintain a good client base. These abilities and attributes will help create a good therapist and will ensure that the treatments performed are personal, carefully selected and tailored for each individual client.
What are Aestheticians like?
Based on our pool of users, Aestheticians tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.
Aestheticians by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 739 CareerExplorer users
Are Aestheticians happy?
Aestheticians rank as moderately happy among careers. Overall they rank in the 58th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
Aesthetician Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of Aestheticians
The most common degree held by Aestheticians is Cosmetology. 33% of Aestheticians had a degree in Cosmetology before becoming Aestheticians. That is over 33 times the average across all careers. Psychology graduates are the second most common among Aestheticians, representing 12% of Aestheticians in the CareerExplorer user base, which is 1.7 times the average.
Aesthetician Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Aesthetician, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.
|Degree||% of Aestheticians||% of population||Multiple|
|Business Management And Administration||9.4%||6.5%||1.4×|
|Special Needs Education||2.8%||0.3%||10.2×|
Aesthetician Education Levels
|High school diploma||49%|
How to Become an Aesthetician
- High school diploma
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