It is difficult sometimes to make sense of the aesthetic industry with all that it seemingly has to offer us. There is such a vast array of career choices to make. We may decide to work as a solo practitioner and open up our own entrepreneur concern or we may end up partnering with a peer in a full-fledged salon or therapeutic spa. We can join a group of professionals in a laser clinic or take a job in a hospital setting. Some of us will teach and others will opt to consult.
It is a profession that brings us in touch with other women, giving us lots of opportunities to socialize with female clients and other aesthetic providers. Our work allows us to put into practice our care giving routines that we develop specifically for men who are challenged with adult acne and other problematic skin conditions that draw them to our gender-specific products and services.
It is a profession that demands that we stay current which is not too much of an issue since the majority of progressive treatment providers have a willingness to learn and keep on learning. There are numerous conferences and post-graduate courses to attend – one or two a month to select from. More than a few of these academic venues offer continuing education credits. The advantage of the training is that it keeps us aware of all the new formulations and adaptive devices for aesthetic treatment interventions. New publications are always being written and there are webinars along with distance education courses for us to take if we like.
We can combine our licensing with other areas of expertise to increase our wage earning capabilities. Over the past decade we have made it possible to combine the fundamental skills of massage therapy with aesthetics interests and many nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants have entered the field. The influx of these professionals and many others from multiple disciplines are bringing new life into the aesthetic field which is what is attributable to all the changes we are seeing such as new competences, mastery of applications and greater control over the development of therapeutic formulations.
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