Over the past few years, the aesthetic and wellness medicine industry has seen, and continues to see, a tremendous amount of growth. This exponential growth has resulted in a very high demand for Medical Estheticians. Career opportunities are increasingly appearing for Medical Estheticians to work at existing and new Medical Spas (a.k.a. MedSpas / MediSpas), Cosmetic Medicine Practices, as well as Physician supervised wellness centers.
Medical Esthetician Job vs. Day Spa Esthetician Job
While working as a Medical Esthetician, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a Medical Director (usually a Board Certified Physician), as well as Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and or Physician Assistants. Your responsibilities will revolve around treating patients with both medical conditions as well as cosmetic needs. Under supervision, you will be able to utilize medical grade devices as well as products. These devices and products produce greater results than anything available at a Day Spa.
Your day-to-day tasks may include some of the following: skin consultations to recommend non-medical treatments, medical facials, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, medical peels, laser skin rejuvenation, cellulite treatments using a medical device, and more.
What is a Medical Esthetician's Salary?
The compensation for a Medical Esthetician varies from state to state, and whether you are a part-time or full-time employee. It is generally provided as a salary plus percent commission on services and product sales. If working with a large facility or franchise location, medical insurance and 401K benefits may also be included. (Aesthetic Jobs hopes to have a more detailed salary report after conducting a worldwide salary survey in 2007.)
Note: Commission percentages may be lower than at a Day Spa, but note that the price of Medical treatments and products is greater than that of day spas. Also, due to its medical nature, the chances of repeat customers is also greater. Therefore, in the end a career as a Medical Esthetician may work out better financially.
Medical Esthetician Training
Because this industry is currently growing, and the demand for Medical Estheticians is high, it is not absolutely required that you obtain Medical training right away. Many facilities will have its Medical Director conduct one on one training, either on the job or prior to start, to get you up to speed on the medical procedures and terminology.
Medical Esthetician Jobs and Training are generally available to individuals who have already obtained their Esthetician certification. If interested, please visit the Aesthetic Jobs.com Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Training Directory
How can Aesthetic Jobs.com help me find the right opportunity?
Aesthetic Jobs.com provides a central location to meet for Medical Estheticians and the employers that wish to hire them. Take the first step by registering an posting your resume online. You will then be able to apply to current job openings, as well as setup job alerts to notify you when new jobs are posted.