Skincare specialists cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance.
Skincare specialists typically complete a state-approved cosmetology or esthetician program. Although some high schools offer vocational training, most people receive their training from a postsecondary vocational school. The Associated Skin Care Professionals organization offers a State Regulation Guide, which includes the number of prerequisite hours required to complete a cosmetology program.
Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Skincare specialists usually work in salons and beauty and health spas, and some are self-employed. Although most work full time, many work evenings and weekends.