3 Things to Consider When Choosing an Esthetician Career


If you love experimenting with new beauty and skincare products, following influencers online to see the newest beauty trends, and enjoy helping people look and feel their best, then perhaps an esthetician career is right for you! At Blue Cliff College, we can help you turn your passion for all things skincare and beauty into a meaningful career helping others meet their skincare needs as an Esthetician. If this sounds like something you would like to pursue, there are 3 things you should know about working in a career as an Esthetician.


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1. What is an Esthetician?

Estheticians are professionals who specialize in beautifying the skin. Estheticians perform a variety of cosmetic skin treatments, such as waxing, body treatments, facials, chemical skin peels and makeup applications. Estheticians can also recommend a variety of cosmetic and skincare products to their clients and demonstrate how to use them.


2. Where can I work as an Esthetician?

Upon graduating and obtaining the proper licensing, Estheticians have a variety of work environments to choose from such as salons, spas, resort spas, medical offices, and cruise ships. Work hours are typically full time (40 hours a week or more) and many estheticians work evening and weekend hours to accommodate their clients’ schedules. Estheticians who are freelance professionals have the flexibility to set their own hours and build their own client base. Wherever an Esthetician works, the most important aspects of their work environment are cleanliness and safety. Estheticians come in close contact with their clients, so it’s important to keep the workspace clean.


3. What is the Career Outlook for Estheticians?

The career outlook for Estheticians is quite favorable. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the esthetician employment outlook is expected to increase 29% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations¹.

New innovations in skincare, combined with an aging population who have more skincare needs, are contributing to the need for more estheticians, making now the perfect time to enroll in Blue Cliff College’s Esthetician diploma program.


The Esthetician Diploma Program at Blue Cliff College

Blue Cliff College’s Esthetics Program gives you the scientific knowledge, artistic principles, and strong customer service skills you’ll need to succeed as an esthetician. Once you complete the 6-9 month, 780 clock hour Esthetician Program, you can come away with a diploma and are eligible to sit for the esthetician exam to gain licensure and pursue employment as an Esthetician. Don’t let tomorrow pass you by! Contact Blue Cliff College today to start turning your passion into a meaningful career!


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1. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/skincare-specialists.htm

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