CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Skin Care Specialists

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Skin Care Specialists
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists. Sterilize equipment and clean work areas.
 
Keep records of client needs and preferences and the services provided.
 
Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.
 
Examine clients' skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
 
Select and apply cosmetic products such as creams, lotions, and tonics.
 
Cleanse clients' skin with water, creams, or lotions.
 
Treat the facial skin to maintain and improve its appearance, using specialized techniques and products, such as peels and masks.
 
Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.
 
Determine which products or colors will improve clients' skin quality and appearance.
 
Perform simple extractions to remove blackheads.
 
Provide facial and body massages.
 
Remove body and facial hair by applying wax.
 
Apply chemical peels to reduce fine lines and age spots.
 
Advise clients about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques.
 
Sell makeup to clients.
 
Collaborate with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to provide patients with preoperative and postoperative skin care.
 
Give manicures and pedicures and apply artificial nails.
 
Tint eyelashes and eyebrows.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Skin Care Specialists
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Skin Care Specialists
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Skin Care Specialists
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Skin Care Specialists
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Skin Care Specialists
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aesthetician
Beauty Therapist
Cosmetologist
Electrolysis Needle Operator
Electrolysis Operator
Electrolysist
Esthetic Dermatologist
Esthetician
Esthetics Instructor
Esthiology Instructor
Facial Operator
Facialist
Image Consultant
Licensed Esthetician
Make-Up Artist
Massage Therapist
Medical Esthetician
Nail Technician
Nurse Esthetician
Salon Manager
Skin Care Specialist
Skin Care Technician
Skin Care Therapist
Spa Technician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Skin Care Specialists
 
 
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