|Quick Facts: Skincare Specialists|
|2010 Median Pay||
$28,920 per year
$13.90 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||47,600|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||25% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||11,700|
Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
Skincare specialists usually work in salons, health and beauty spas, or medical offices. Most work full time. Many work evenings and weekends, especially self-employed workers operating their own salon.
Skincare specialists must complete a state-approved cosmetology program. After completing the program, they must 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 of skincare specialists was $13.90 in May 2010.
Employment of skincare specialists is expected to grow 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. The growing number of beauty salons and spas should result in good job opportunities.
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