Beautician - Salary and Career
Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies

Beautician - 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 Beautician earn

A Beautician 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 Beautician

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 Beautician

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Beautician 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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