We surveyed 1,787 aestheticians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical aesthetician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an aesthetician?

Low

High

Working as an aesthetician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an aesthetician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an aesthetician typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as an aesthetician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as an aesthetician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for aestheticians.

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Do aestheticians work full-time or part-time?

50% of aestheticians work in full-time roles while 50% work part-time.

Is being an aesthetician stressful?

Low

High

Aestheticians tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an aesthetician?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be an aesthetician.

How competitive is the workplace for aestheticians?

Low

High

Aestheticians tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being an aesthetician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Aestheticians will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are aestheticians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Aestheticians are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do aestheticians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally aestheticians will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being an aesthetician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an aesthetician may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are aestheticians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Aestheticians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being an aesthetician require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for aestheticians.

Does being a good aesthetician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as an aesthetician.