As an Esthetician you will be performing skin analysis and facial treatments, applying  make-up and  performing manicures and pedicures. Other responsibilities include hair removal, spa body treatments and various types of cosmetic massage. Estheticians practice and uphold standards of appropriate infection prevention and sanitary control practice in order to prevent the transmission of contamination while performing all treatments. Other duties include performing prep work and properly cleaning and restocking rooms and dispensaries as required, as well as controlling and monitoring inventory.

Estheticians’ duties also include greeting the clients, scheduling and confirming esthetic appointments and communicating messages for co-workers and management. You will also promote treatments, services and sessions as well as programs, promotions and discounts available. You will have working knowledge and understanding of all services and products while educating and informing the clients in these areas.

Attractive Career Opportunities

The spa industry has expanded and evolved into a sophisticated and well-respected profession with a variety of specializations. Career options include:

  • Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Professional Spa Therapist
  • Laser Therapist
  • Microdermabrasion Specialist
  • Clinic Manager
  • Skin Care Technician
  • Nail Care Technician
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Cosmetic Marketing/Sales Consultant
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Image Consultant
  • Hair Removal Technician
  • Aroma/Body Care Therapist
  • Esthetics School Instructor
  • Spa Manager/Director
  • Salon or Day Spa Owner
  • Cosmetic sales

Areas  where to work

  • Self Employed
  • SPAS
  • Dermatologist Offices
  • Laser Therapy Clinics
  • Skin Care Clinics
  • Laser Care Facilitie
  • Plastic Surgeon Offices
  • Cruise Ships

Seize The Opportunity:

A professional Esthetician career offers a rewarding work environment, self-employment opportunities and job stability. The International Spa Association (ISPA) estimates there are 7.7 million active spa-goers in Canada which is approximately 23% of the population.1  (1Global Spa Summit, Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities, prepared by SRI International, May 2010.)

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