As the medical aesthetics and wellness industry continues to grow exponentially, the demand for Esthetic Registered Nurses and Esthetic Nurse Practitioners continues to increase dramatically. Esthetic Nurses are now able to find career opportunities at top medical spas (a.k.a. MedSpas / MediSpas), cosmetic medicine practices, as well as physician supervised wellness centers.
Esthetic Registered Nurse Job vs. Other Opportunities
The responsibilities that you will have while working as an Esthetic Registered Nurse will vary depending on the aesthetic practice that you join, but will come with the responsibility and a unique healing power that opportunities outside of the medical aesthetics and wellness industry can not provide. You will help to make many peoples lives better by helping them feel better about themselves through the treatments you will administer.
In terms of responsibility, an Esthetic RN is often made lead clinician in charge of overseeing other aesthetic professionals (Medical Aestheticians, and or Esthetic Laser Technicians). Esthetic RN's (whose role is similar to that of an Esthetic Nurse Practitioner or Esthetic Physician Assistant) are usually required to work under the supervision of a Medical Director - a Board Certified Physician (i.e. an M.D. or D.O. that is on premises or in very close proximity), unless the state or province Nursing Board has approved otherwise.
The day-to-day tasks of an Esthetic RN may include some of the following: consultations to recommend aesthetic treatments after review of history for possible contraindications, management of operations and personnel, Botox & Restylane treatments, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, laser skin rejuvenation, cellulite treatments using a medical device, and more.
What is a Esthetic Registered Nurse's Salary?
The compensation for a Esthetic Registered Nurse varies depending on the geographic region, and the responsibilities that you have within the medical aesthetics practice. Generally speaking, it is not uncommon to see a salary plus percent commission on services and product sales. If working with a large facility or franchise location, medical insurance and 401K benefits may also be included. (Aesthetic Jobs hopes to have more detailed salary report after conducting a worldwide salary survey in early 2007.)
Medical Esthetic RN Training
Although you may be able to learn from the Medical Director of a cosmetic medicine practice, it is highly recommended that Registered Nurses obtain training in aesthetics prior to searching for a new a career as an Esthetic RN. Registered Nurses can be trained in using medical lasers, cosmetic injectables and fillers (such as Botox and Restylane), cellulite treatments, and more. If interested, please visit the Aesthetic Jobs.com Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Training Directory to find the right training opportunities available nationwide.
How can Aesthetic Jobs.com help me find the right opportunity?
Aesthetic Jobs.com provides a central location to meet for Esthetic Registered Nurses and the employers that wish to hire them. Take the first step by registering an posting your resume online. You will then be able to apply to current job openings, as well as setup job alerts to notify you when new jobs are posted.