Aesthetics technologist - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

Aesthetics technologist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They apply manipulative, energetic, vibrational and non-pharmaceutical aesthetic and therapeutic procedures. Therapeutic procedures aim to treat psycho-neuro-functional, musculoskeletal and energetic diseases, in addition to pathologies and foot deformities. In the case of doulas, they aim to provide continuous support to the pregnant woman in the puerperal pregnancy cycle, favoring the evolution of childbirth and the well-being of the pregnant woman. They assess the physiological, systemic, energetic, vibrational and unaesthetic dysfunctions of patients/clients. They recommend to their patients/clients the practice of exercises, the use of flower essences and herbal medicines in order to reduce pain, restore energy, physiological and psycho-organic balance, as well as cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and essential oils aimed at their health and well-being. . Some professionals use piercing-cutting instruments, topical medications and orthoses, others use oriental and conventional medicine methods.

How much does an Aesthetics technologist earn

A Aesthetics technologist earns between $1.214 and $3.275 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.704 and a median salary of $1.510 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 18.481 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Aesthetics technologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.704 20.448 426 8
1º Quartile 1.214 14.562 303 6
Median Salary 1.510 18.120 378 7
3º Quartile 2.497 29.970 624 12
Higher Salary 3.275 39.297 819 15


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • technicians of the science of human health
        • technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

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Main workplaces

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies they work in the area of health, social services and personal services. The vast majority act as self-employed, working on their own, individually, although beauticians can also work in a team. They perform their duties indoors, without supervision and during daytime hours, although beauticians and doulas may also work irregular hours.


What does it take to work in the field of Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

The training required for beauticians is that of a mid-level technician or degree in technology. In the case of Doulas, a basic professional qualification course of up to 200 hours is required, with no need for professional experience to perform the occupation. For the other occupations, training in a medium-level technical course in the area of activity is required. The full exercise of activities, for beauticians, occurs after a period of approximately two years of professional practice. In the case of massage therapists and holistic therapists, the full exercise of activities takes about less than one year of professional experience; for acupuncture technicians, chiropractors and podiatrists no prior experience required.


Functions and activities of Aesthetics technologist

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies must:

  • perform podiatry and/or aesthetic treatment and correction;
  • provide support for women in the puerperal pregnancy cycle;
  • provide support for women in the pregnancy-puerperal cycle;
  • manage clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
  • applying therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • applying therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • evaluate dysfunctions;
  • communicate;
  • apply therapeutic and/or aesthetic procedures;
  • work safely;
  • providing support/support for women in the puerperal pregnancy cycle;
  • administer clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;

  • Activities

    • evaluate cardiorespiratory, circulatory, digestive, genitourinary systems;
    • applying micropigmentation techniques;
    • demonstrate discretion;
    • demonstrate sensory perception;
    • locate areas of energy imbalance;
    • applying manipulative stimuli;
    • give classes, courses and lectures;
    • recommend flower essences;
    • apply electrotherapy techniques (pre and post surgery, facial treatments, body and hair);
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • conduct creative visualization;
    • stimulating emotional integration;
    • attend fairs, congresses;
    • disclose services;
    • search scientific articles;
    • apply techniques for revitalization, prevention and facial, body and hair maintenance ;
    • apply needles, moxibustion and cupping;
    • indicate hydrotherapy techniques;
    • advise patient/client about preventive measures;
    • perform relaxing massage;
    • archive client/patient record;
    • work with ergonomic posture;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • evaluate soft tissues;
    • demonstrate listening skills;
    • pulping joint and bone structures;
    • toning energy;
    • provide advice;
    • applying skin cleansing techniques;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • adapt environment for the well-being of the parturient;
    • treat skin and appendages diseases and infections;
    • stimulating alignment, body awareness, neuro-energetic and vibrational reorganization;
    • perform a relaxing massage;
    • demonstrate holistic view;
    • recommend exercises;
    • identify chiropractic subluxations;
    • evaluate the quality of the support network for pregnant, parturient and postpartum women;
    • evaluate neuromusculoskeletal systems;
    • apply vibrational energy;
    • make corrective and nail protection orthoses;
    • package contaminated waste for incineration;
    • demonstrate self-knowledge;
    • applying makeup techniques;
    • guide on static and dynamic posture;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • recommend further exams;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • analyze biomechanics;
    • put on nail orthoses (unicorthesis);
    • work in a multi and interdisciplinary team;
    • perform dressings;
    • treat keratoses;
    • prepare patient/client;
    • evaluate patient/client microsystems;
    • guidance on static and dynamic posture;
    • teach perineal preparation technique;
    • identify unsightly facial, body and hair dysfunctions;
    • sanitize material (ball, stool, wheelie, etc);
    • applying pre and post surgical procedures;
    • sanitize workplace;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • detoxify the organism;
    • reposition viscera and other organs;
    • recommend insoles and shoes;
    • inform patient/client about their condition;
    • teaching breathing techniques;
    • training exercises for driving and natural induction of labor ;
    • advise patient/client on preventive measures;
    • evaluate the patient/client's bioenergetic, emotional and vibrational state;
    • prescribe cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and essential oils;
    • register client/patient;
    • applying frequency radiations of light;
    • promoting bond in the first baby-mother contact;
    • discard expired material and/or products;
    • refer the patient to other professionals;
    • assist pregnant women in the preparation of the birth plan;
    • repositioning viscera and other organs;
    • applying hair removal techniques;
    • control stock;
    • use epi;
    • applying eyebrow design techniques;
    • sterilize instruments;
    • pack sharp materials for disposal;
    • perform antisepsis on the patient/client;
    • establish a contract with client/patient;
    • plan procedures;
    • schedule appointments/services;
    • apply therapeutic massages;
    • explain techniques and procedures;
    • select acupuncture points;
    • produce reports;
    • stimulating cranio-sacral movement;
    • select stimuli;
    • prepare molds and models for orthoses;
    • balance muscle tonus;
    • perform client/patient evaluation;
    • perform asepsis of the place;
    • correcting energetic-psycho-organic, physiological, biochemical, enzymatic imbalances and hormonal;
    • suggest pain relief postures;
    • acquire products/equipment;
    • pulping muscular structures and integumentary system;
    • demonstrate physical fitness;
    • demonstrate listening skills;
    • evaluate muscular system (strength, temperature and tone);
    • confirm client/patient;
    • indicate herbal medicines;
    • apply emollients, medicines, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals;
    • provide maintenance of the clinic/therapeutic/esthetic space;
    • take anthropometric and energetic measurements;
    • evaluate the emotional state of the companion;
    • evaluate signs and symptoms;
    • normalize joint movements (active, passive and joint play) and nerves pills or irritated (nervous flow);
    • treat nail plates (nails);
    • unblock energy circulation;
    • analyze exams;
    • put on joint containment orthoses;
    • facilitate the descent and positioning of the baby;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • draining energy stagnation (sedating);
    • perform a postpartum visit;
    • applying needles, moxibustion and cupping;
    • listen to patient/client;
    • demonstrate intuitive perception;
    • promote breastfeeding in the first hour of life;
    • advise a companion;
    • select technique, type of therapy and work resource;
    • demonstrate aesthetic sense;
    • manage finances;
    • encourage active participation of the companion;
    • training staff;
    • apply compresses;
    • evaluate electromagnetic conditions of the patient/client;
    • train staff;
    • teaching to time contraction;
    • register technical information;
    • perform personal asepsis;
    • balancing muscle tone;
    • correcting chiropractic subluxations;
    • store products;
    • teach proprioception techniques;


    Sectors that hire Aesthetics technologist the most in the job market

    • aesthetic activities and other beauty care services
    • retail cosmetics, perfumery and personal hygiene products
    • hairdressers
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • integrative and complementary practice activities in human health
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing surgical procedures
    • physical therapy activities
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • dental activity with resources for performing surgical procedures




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