There are currently an estimated 61,300 aestheticians in the United States. The aesthetician job market is expected to grow by 13.7% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are aestheticians?

CareerExplorer rates aestheticians with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 13,500 aestheticians. That number is based on 8,400 additional aestheticians, and the retirement of 5,100 existing aestheticians.

Are aestheticians in demand?

The desire among women and an increasing number of men to stay healthy, look their best, and reduce the effects of aging is creating greater demand for aestheticians. Also, technology advancements are making it easier for people to correct appearance flaws such as acne, unwanted hair, and scars; accessibility to these services will increase opportunities for professionals familiar with them. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the highest concentrations of employment for this occupation are in personal care services, followed by physicians’ offices and recreation industries such as hotel or cruise ship onsite spas. Mobile services or house-calls by aestheticians are becoming more and more popular and are sustaining the approximately one third of aestheticians who work as freelancers. In general, an increasingly beauty-conscious society suggests that demand for aestheticians will continue to grow.

What’s the supply of aestheticians?

The aesthetician industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Aesthetician job market by state

State Name Employed Aestheticians
California 6,160
Texas 5,110
Florida 3,700
New York 3,620
New Jersey 2,460
Arizona 1,700
Illinois 1,560
Massachusetts 1,310
Georgia 1,270
Colorado 1,250
Pennsylvania 1,160
Washington 1,100
Virginia 1,070
Ohio 1,050
Michigan 870
Indiana 820
North Carolina 790
Connecticut 760
Wisconsin 710
Utah 670
Tennessee 670
Minnesota 660
Maryland 650
Oregon 590
Nevada 540
Missouri 480
South Carolina 440
Puerto Rico 410
Louisiana 360
Alabama 330
Kansas 320
Nebraska 290
Kentucky 280
New Hampshire 270
Hawaii 230
Mississippi 190
Iowa 170
Alaska 140
Maine 130
North Dakota 130
Idaho 120
New Mexico 120
Arkansas 110
Oklahoma 80
Wyoming 60
Vermont 50
Montana 50
South Dakota 40
West Virginia 40