Career Attributes

  • $30,560
  • 3.4
  • Cosmetology
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Skincare specialists usually take an approved cosmetology program. Some high schools offer vocational training. Most people, however, receive their training from a postsecondary vocational school. Newly hired specialists sometimes receive on-the-job training, especially when working with chemicals. Those who are employed in a medical environment may also receive on-the-job training, often working alongside an experienced skincare specialist.

After completing an approved cosmetology program, skincare specialists take a written and practical exam to get a license. Licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, so those interested should contact the appropriate local agency. Many regions offer continuing education seminars and programs designed to keep skincare specialists current on new techniques and products.

What are Skincare Specialists like?


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

Skincare Specialists by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 167 Sokanu users

Are Skincare Specialists happy?


Skincare Specialists rank highly among careers. Overall they rank in the 70th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Skincare Specialist Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Skincare Specialists

The most common degree held by Skincare Specialists is Sociology. 10% of Skincare Specialists had a degree in Sociology before becoming Skincare Specialists. That is over 5 times the average across all careers. Cosmetology graduates are the second most common among Skincare Specialists, representing 10% of Skincare Specialists in the Sokanu user base, which is 9.4 times the average.

Skincare Specialist Education History

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

Degree % of Skincare Specialists % of population Multiple
Sociology 10.0% 2.1% 4.8×
Cosmetology 10.0% 1.1% 9.4×

Skincare Specialist Education Levels

43% of Skincare Specialists have a bachelor's degree. 33% of Skincare Specialists have an associate's degree.

No education 2%
High school diploma 21%
Associate's degree 33%
Bachelor's degree 43%
Master's degree 1%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $30,560
  • 3.4
  • Cosmetology
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