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Career Curve Aesthetician all states (except Connecticut) require, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook. Earnings According to the BLS, the median hourly wage of skincare specialists was $13.90 in May 2010, with the top 10 percent earning more than $24.47 per hour. Job Outlook Photo courtesy of Ridgewater College The Ridgewater program provides students with theoretical and practical work, as well as sound professional habits. By Susan Reese AESTHETICIANS (OR ESTHETICIANS) SPECIALIZE IN THE STUDY of skin care, including facial treatments, body wraps, salt glows, waxing as a form of hair removal, and cosmetic make-up services. They evaluate clients' skin and advise them on treatments and products to improve it. According to the Aesthetics International Association, aestheticians who work with dermatologists are able to offer additional services, including laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and many types of chemical peels. Those who own their own salons have business and management duties, and since they often sell skincare products, they may have sales and marketing responsibilities as well. 58 Techniques March 2014 The Workplace Aestheticians may work in hair and beauty salons, in health or beauty spas, or in the offices of medical professionals such as dermatologists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that approximately 37 percent are self-employed. Educational Requirements Aestheticians must complete a stateapproved cosmetology program. Some high schools have cosmetology programs; however, most skin care specialists study at two-year career and technical schools or community colleges. After completing the program, they must pass a written and practical state exam for licensure, which The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects that employment of aestheticians is expected to grow 25 percent from 2010 to 2020 due to the increasing number of beauty salons and spas, and because of the demand for new services to be offered. In addition, a growing number of both men and women are seeking relaxation and better health, along with ways to reduce the effects of aging. Explore More To learn more about the career of aesthetician and the education and training it requires, here are some places to turn. Aesthetics International Association www.aestheticsassociation.com American Association of Cosmetology Schools http://beautyschools.org Association of Cosmetology Salon Professionals www.mycosmetology.org International Spa Association www.experienceispa.com Pivot Point International www.pivot-point.com Professional Beauty Association www.probeauty.org www.acteonline.org http://www.aestheticsassociation.com http://www.beautyschools.org http://www.mycosmetology.org http://www.experienceispa.com http://www.pivot-point.com http://www.probeauty.org http://www.acteonline.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACTE Techniques March 2014

Leading Edge
Classroom Connection
Leadership Matters
Capitol View
Q and A
Advocacy: A Dedicated Task
Actions Inspired by Words
Advocacy Saves the Day
Advocacy: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Backyard Advocacy: How Local Business Partners Can Help
Top Five Local Advocacy Tips for Success
Solving the STEM Education Puzzle One Piece at a Time
Research Report
Indside ACTE
Career Curve
E-Connect

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