Are you passionate about helping others look and feel their best? Do you want to offer your community the latest and greatest beauty technologies on the market? Then medical aesthetics is the way to go – minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments that use cutting-edge technology to enhance a client’s appearance. With the right training, you can go far in this rewarding field.
Although you may have reservations about taking these first steps toward your new career path, medical aesthetic students should feel truly confident in their chances of securing stable, long-term employment in the field. Here’s why:
1. Grads of Medical Aesthetics Courses are Highly Specialized
These days, a bachelor’s degree can no longer guarantee secure and well-paying employment for those who pursue it. As reported by PayScale, a Canadian research firm, “specialized, technical, professional training” leads to more immediate pay-off and job security than more generalized university degree programs.
When you study medical aesthetics, beauty becomes your skilled trade. You become certified in highly-specialized equipment, along with techniques like:
- chemical peels
- laser hair removal
- laser tattoo removal
- photo rejuvenation
- acne treatments
- skin tightening/body contouring, and more
Graduates of these programs may go on to work in day spas, resort spas, physicians’ offices, plastic surgeons’ clinics, wellness centres, niche businesses for laser hair or tattoo removal, and more. When you earn your medical aesthetic certification, you’ll join the select few professionals eligible to fill these roles.
Students in IBI’s Medical Aesthetics Training program perform microneedling on their clients
2. Medical Aesthetics Training Professionals are In-Demand Nationwide
In 2015, a record 23 million aesthetic procedures were performed around the world. Experts are calling it a ‘medical aesthetics boom.’ They say licensed medical aestheticians are in demand because of a trending desire for more specific and scientific beauty services.
Emerging technologies in the beauty and skincare field have made it possible for people to achieve A-list, Kardashian-style beauty with less expensive and invasive procedures than ever before. Whether they’re inspired by Kim’s contouring or Kylie’s lips, clients can now access top aesthetics procedures through experts in their own communities.
“New places are opening all the time – you can’t walk down a city block without walking by a spa,” explains professional aesthetician Karen McLachlan. “There are so many career opportunities. Anything from luxury hotels and destination spas to salons and nail bars to medispas.”
Stats verify the impact of the medical aesthetics boom: the Canadian Job Bank cites this expansion for creating a growing need for those with aesthetics training
. The Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) gives medical aesthetics grads “3 out of 3 stars” for employment prospects. As COPS puts it: “employment in these occupations has shown strong growth over the past decade, and outlook is good for the 2013-2022 period.”
3. Your Experience and Training Sets You On-Track for Success
It’s common knowledge: people with experience are more valuable to employers than people without. By launching your career at the highest-level of professionalism in the industry today, you’re setting yourself up for job security in the future.
In esthetics school
, lessons that replicate the workplace give you hands-on experience working with the latest technologies and top-of-the-line beauty products, preparing you to seamlessly enter the workforce after graduation. You’ll develop the essential skills in time management, customer service, communication, and attention to detail you’ll need to succeed as a professional.
IBI hosts clients for skin consultations in its student-run clinic
At the International Beauty Institute (IBI), our small, close-knit class sizes also encourage the kinds of supportive relationships amongst classmates and instructors that prepare you to be a valued and effective member of a medical aesthetics team. In this environment you’ll also interact with real clients, begin to build a professional portfolio, and even pursue internship opportunities.
Launch your own secure career with state-of-the-art training in medical aesthetics!
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