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Demand for Estheticians is Skyrocketing

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

The employment of skincare specialists will boom over the coming years. More than 10,000 job openings for skincare specialists are projected each year in the U.S. for the rest of the decade.

Skincare specialists, also called estheticians, held 68,700 jobs in 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this number to rise 29% to 88,400 by 2030. For comparison, the total for all occupations is 8% over the same time period.

“The projected increase in employment reflects the demand for services being offered, such as mini-sessions (quick facials at a lower cost) and mobile facials (making house calls) directly from skincare specialists,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

“Employment growth also should result from the desire among many women and a growing number of men who seek out skincare services to reduce the effects of aging, to look good on social media platforms, and to lead a healthier lifestyle through better grooming."

Estheticians rank number 28 in Best Health Care Jobs, according to U.S. News & World Reports. This is right behind surgeons at number 27.

Skincare specialists earned a median of $36,510 in 2020. For many people, the job offers a good work-life balance with a comparatively low-stress rate. One key trait of being happy as an esthetician is enjoying interacting with people. Many skincare specialists also find career fulfillment in helping people look their best.


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