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Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations

What they do?

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

A. Estheticians give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.

B. Cosmeticians advise customers on the use of make-up and other beauty products and apply make-up to customers; may specialize in applying makeup to models or other individuals for special occasions.

C. Electrologists remove unwanted hair permanently from client's face or body using needle only specialized electrical hair removal equipment, laser and other equipment.

D. Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments.

E. Scalp treatment specialists apply medicated lotions to treat scalp conditions and hair loss.

F. Tattoo artists apply permanent designs to customer's skin, using electric needles and chemical dyes; may also apply temporary designs to customer's skin.

G. Hair replacement technicians (non-medical) prepare and apply custom-made hair pieces to customer's scalp, weave customer's hair to hair pieces and provide scalp treatments.

Where they find work?

1. Other services (except public administration) - 81.0%
2. Retail trade - 15.0%

What education do I need?

1. Completion of high school, college or beauty school programs for cosmeticians, estheticians, electrologists, manicurists and pedicurists is required or On-the-job training is provided.

2. Electrologists usually require certification from an electrologist's educational or training institution.

3. Membership in a provincial or national electrolysis association may be required.

4. Completion of a registered dermal therapy program may be required to provide electrology laser and vascular treatments.

5. Estheticians usually require certification from an esthetician's educational or training institution.

6. Apprenticeship for electrologists, estheticians and nail technicians is available in Manitoba. Trade certification for these occupations is compulsory in that province.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Business

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations is $11.29/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are below average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations wages

Expected Wage by Age

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations Wage By Age

Unemployment:

3% of Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations are unemployed. This rate is below the average for intermediate occupations.

Unemployment

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($11.29) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (3%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely match the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations are found in Alberta and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (13%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Dealing with people

2. Customer service

3. Promoting

Part Time Workers

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


35% of Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 37,100 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 86% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The relatively high percentage of younger workers suggests more entry-level positions and jobs that may serve as stepping stones in a career. Despite an expected older-than-average worker (35), the retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average because they also tend to retire at a later age (58).

Self Employed

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 51% of Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


94% of the individuals employed as Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations are women. Compared to other industries, this is Above average.