Sample 1 - State of California

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Skin Care Specialists
(SOC Code : 39-5094)
in California

Provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$17.09$10.68$15.79$20.26

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 20225,1007,2002,10041.2250

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
EstheticianDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
www.barbercosmo.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Personal Care Services 53,47842.7%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,4817.4%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist
Master Aesthetician/Esthetician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Aestheticians; Estheticians; Facialists; Medical Estheticians; Nurse Estheticians; Skin Care Technicians; Spa Technicians
 
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