Career Attributes

  • $34,576
  • 61,300
  • 3.3
  • 13.7%
  • High school diploma
  • Cosmetology
More Attributes

Overview

An interest in cosmetology with a special interest in skincare is needed to be in this profession.
There are specific aesthetics courses which are required in order to practice, which typically take one year to complete.

Personal attributes helpful for the job include:

  • A caring and nurturing personality
  • The ability to create a relaxing, soothing atmosphere
  • Interest and care in personal appearance
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented personality
  • Organized

Someone interested in aesthetics pursues their career path with a goal of helping people. They are caring people and take a special interest in each and every one of their clients. Forming good personal relationships will help build a good relationship, even a friendship, between therapist and client and will help build and maintain a good client base. These abilities and attributes will help create a good therapist and will ensure that the treatments performed are personal, carefully selected and tailored for each individual client.

What are Aestheticians like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, Aestheticians tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Aestheticians by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 712 Sokanu users

Are Aestheticians happy?

57thpercentile

Aestheticians rank as moderately happy among careers. Overall they rank in the 57th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Aesthetician Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Aestheticians

The most common degree held by Aestheticians is Cosmetology. 33% of Aestheticians had a degree in Cosmetology before becoming Aestheticians. That is over 32 times the average across all careers. Psychology graduates are the second most common among Aestheticians, representing 13% of Aestheticians in the Sokanu user base, which is 1.9 times the average.

Aesthetician Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Aesthetician, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Aestheticians % of population Multiple
Cosmetology 33.0% 1.0% 31.8×
Psychology 13.0% 7.0% 1.9×
Business Management And Administration 9.0% 6.6% 1.4×
Fine Arts 4.0% 2.1% 1.9×
International Business 4.0% 1.0% 4.0×
Liberal Arts 4.0% 1.9% 2.1×
Business 3.0% 2.5% 1.2×
Accounting 3.0% 1.8% 1.7×
Communications 3.0% 3.4% 0.9×
Special Needs Education 3.0% 0.3% 10.7×
English Literature 3.0% 4.9% 0.6×
Sociology 3.0% 2.1% 1.4×

Aesthetician Education Levels

49% of Aestheticians have a high school diploma. 36% of Aestheticians have a no education.

No education 36%
High school diploma 49%
Associate's degree 15%
Bachelor's degree 0%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

How to Become an Aesthetician

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good aesthetician? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Jobs in your area
    • Loading jobs...
    View all jobs →

Find your perfect career

Would you make a good aesthetician? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

80% Match?
Take the free career test

Career Attributes

  • $34,576
  • 61,300
  • 3.3
  • 13.7%
  • High school diploma
  • Cosmetology
More Attributes