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

Doula - 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 Doula earn

A Doula earns between $1.100 and $2.383 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.375 and a median salary of $1.218 according to an 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 16 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Doula

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.375 16.504 344 7
1º Quartile 1.100 13.200 275 6
Median Salary 1.218 14.617 305 6
3º Quartile 1.817 21.807 454 9
Higher Salary 2.383 28.594 596 12

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 Doula

Technologists and technicians in complementary and aesthetic therapies must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Doula the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • aesthetic activities and other beauty care services
    • other personal service activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights

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