Estheticians (sometimes spelled Aestheticians) are licensed Skin Care Specialists who treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance. Estheticians work indoors in salons, health and beauty spas, or medical offices. Estheticians may wear lab coats and gloves in their work. They use chemical and herbal preparations and must not be allergic to them. Estheticians must be able to do daily lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to ten pounds. Although Estheticians may sit a good percentage of the time, the job is not sedentary as Estheticians get up, reach, and bend over 80 percent of the day. Estheticians must complete a 600-hour course in skin care from a school approved by the Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology.
Publish date: February 7, 2009