Esthetician Career Information

by Empire Beauty School
Esthetician Career Information

Cosmetology Career Paths Esthetician Career Information

An Esthetician is a person who specializes in the beautification of skin. As an esthetician you will be able to provide relaxation to your guest while providing healthy skin and glow. Estheticians must portray a professional self-image and possess great knowledge of skin care treatments and products. As an esthetician, you are responsible for caring for your guest skin and enhancing their natural beauty.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Exceptional guest service
  • Skin care treatments
  • Great communication
  • Product knowledge
  • Sanitation

*Salary & Pay scale information

The average salary according to the Bureau of labor statistics is 37,300. Estheticians can be paid hourly, hourly plus commission or commission. Estheticians can also be self-employed making income opportunities endless.

Education Requirements

  • Esthetic schooling is required with state required hours and testing varying by state.
  • Cosmetologist can also perform skin care services in varying states
  • Additional training is recommended and mandatory in varying states

Key skills

  • Good communicator 
  • Great listener
  • Problem solver
  • Product knowledge
  • Personable
  • Compassionate
  • Exceptional customer service


Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 29 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 10,100 openings for skincare specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. 

Work Environment

  • Spa
  • Eyelash/Eyebrow bar
  • Retail setting
  • Beauty brand
  • Esthetic school
  • Beauty blogger
  • State board administer
  • Weddings
  • Waxing spa
  • Medical spa
  • Booth/ Suite
  • Cruises/ Hotel spas


Part time, full time, nights and weekends. Flexibility is recommended while building a client base.

How to Get Started as a Esthetician

Most estheticians start by attending and graduating from cosmetology school or a specialized esthetician training program. Empire Beauty School offers cosmetology education to 21 states in the USA. Get started by requesting information on our application page.

June 8, 2022

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