Build an exciting new career working closely with people by studying a beauty therapy course.
As a beauty therapist, you can expect to perform tasks like:
After completing a beauty therapy course, you’ll likely seek employment as a beauty or spa therapist, working in private practise or in a larger salon or beauty clinic setting. You may seek work as a:
You’ll enjoy working in beauty therapy if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook reports that the beauty therapy sector in Australia is large and growing. Currently employing approximately 28,100 people, the sector has been growing strongly for the last 10 years, and is projected to continue growing rapidly until at least 2020. Job Outlook predicts approximately 36,100 people will be employed as beauty therapists in Australia by 2020.
Although the size of the profession indicates job opportunities in event management are available in all areas of Australia, Job Outlook notes opportunities are concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, with nearly two in three event managers working in those states.
PayScale reports that graduates of beauty therapy courses can expect to earn a salary between $32,000 and $57,000 per year, with an average industry salary of approximately $48,000 per year.
PayScale reports that a beauty therapist can expect their average annual salary to increase in the first five years of their career, with average earnings jumping from approximately $46,000 per year to approximately $51,000 per year in a practitioner’s first five years. Earning potential stabilises after this, with no positive relationship existing between experience and earning capacity further into a beauty therapy career.