Estheticians and related

Estheticians and related

NOC
6562

- Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

Provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual's physical appearance, such as manicures, facials, skin care, hair removal or replacement, cosmetics application and tattoos.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

48
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$17.50
High

Median Salary

$12,883
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

1,021
 

% Working Full Time

69%
 

% Working Full Year

64%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Estheticians, electrologists and related workers in this unit group provide facial and body treatments designed to enhance an individual's physical appearance. They are employed in beauty salons, electrolysis studios, scalp treatment and hair replacement clinics and other similar establishments and in cosmetic departments of retail establishments such as pharmacies and department stores, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

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

  • Estheticians give facial and other body treatments using specialized products and techniques.
  • 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.
  • Electrologists remove unwanted hair permanently from client's face or body using needle only specialized electrical hair removal equipment, laser and other equipment.
  • Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape and polish fingernails and toenails and provide related treatments.
  • Scalp treatment specialists apply medicated lotions to treat scalp conditions and hair loss.
  • Tattoo artists apply permanent designs to customer's skin, using electric needles and chemical dyes; may also apply temporary designs to customer's skin.
  • 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.

Also Known As

  • beauty treatment operator
  • cosmetician
  • electrologist
  • electrolysis technician
  • esthetician
  • hair replacement technician
  • manicurist
  • pedicurist
  • scalp treatment specialist
  • tattoo artist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • 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.
  • Electrologists usually require certification from an electrologist's educational or training institution.
  • Membership in a provincial or national electrolysis association may be required.
  • Completion of a registered dermal therapy program may be required to provide electrology laser and vascular treatments.
  • Estheticians usually require certification from an esthetician's educational or training institution.
  • Apprenticeship for electrologists, estheticians and nail technicians is available in Manitoba. Trade certification for these occupations is compulsory in that province.
  • A business licence is required for workers in this group who are owners/operators of businesses offering these services.
  • Practitioners offering these personal services are required to adhere to infection control procedures.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

93.9%
Female
6.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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19.0%
15-24
33.3%
25-34
20.0%
35-44
18.6%
45-54
8.1%
55-64
1.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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2.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
10.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
35.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
46.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
5.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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82.9%
Other services (except public administration)
16.1%
Retail trade
1.0%
Manufacturing
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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21.50%
Northeast
34.00%
Southeast
19.60%
Southwest
17.70%
Central
7.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$10,246
Northeast
$14,908
Southeast
$17,629
Southwest
$16,857
Central
$11,208
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$15.00
$11.70
Low
$17.50
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$12,883

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$18,605

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$12,883

Newfoundland

$15,461

Prince Edward Island

$12,932

Nova Scotia

$13,741

Canada

$15,588
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

48
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

47
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

190
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

25
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

165