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Skincare Specialists

Also called: Aesthetician, Esthetician, Medical Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist

What they do:
Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists.
On the job, you would:
  • Sterilize equipment and clean work areas.
  • Examine clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
  • Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions.


  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • looking for ways to help people
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school
usually needed

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