Skin Care Specialist Jobs Projected to Grow at 9% Through 2032

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects the skin specialist job market to grow exponentially through 2032.
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Skin care specialists employment is projected to grow 9% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Skin care specialists held around 82,000 jobs in 2022 and are projected to reach 89,400 jobs by 2032.

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The bureau reports that the projected increase in employment reflects a demand for services being offered, such as mini-sessions and mobile facials directly from skin care specialists rather than hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists. 

Employment growth also should result from the desire among many women and a growing number of men who seek out skin care services to reduce the effects of aging, to look good on social media platforms and to lead a healthier lifestyle through better grooming.

The median hourly wage for skin care specialists was $20.77 ($43,200 per year) in 2023.

About 12,400 openings for skin care specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as retiring.

Largest Employers of Skin Care Specialists:

  1. Personal care services - 53%
  2. Self-employed workers - 24%
  3. Offices of physicians - 9%
  4. Health and personal care retailers - 5%
  5. Traveler accommodation - 3%

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