Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 39-5094 Skin Care Specialists
Provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Sterilize equipment and clean work areas. Examine clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance. Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions. Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens. Select and apply cosmetic products, such as creams, lotions, and tonics. Perform simple extractions to remove blackheads. Stay abreast of latest industry trends, products, research, and treatments. Determine which products or colors will improve clients' skin quality and appearance. Treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products, such as peels and masks. Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems. Remove body and facial hair by applying wax. Provide facial and body massages. Keep records of client needs and preferences and the services provided. Apply chemical peels to reduce fine lines and age spots. Advise clients about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.06   Entry $18,841.00
Mean $15.40   Mean $32,034.00
Experience $18.57 Experience $38,625.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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