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Beauty Therapist

Find out how to become a beauty therapist in the beauty therapy sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Beauty Therapist is $44,700 - 57,600 annually


Beauty therapists provide facial and body treatments to clients, such as massages, facial therapies, and skin-care treatments. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 35,400 workers in 2017 to 45,500 by 2022. 29,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Beauty therapists have a wide knowledge base on the cosmetic products, trends, and services on the market, and how to effectively administer them to clients.

  • Know how to provide clients with the right beauty services and clients while maintaining a friendly, calm demeanor
  • Are encouraging and personable to help feel customers feel good about themselves, physically and emotionally
  • Excellent sales and marketing skills for promoting their services or products
  • Expertise in using certain cosmetic tools and technology
  • Have a passion for the beauty industry and a willingness to learn about new trends and products
  • Are careful and have a close attention to detail for administering intricate beauty procedures

Quick facts

Beauty therapists are growing in demand in Australia, with many opportunities for part-time work. Here are a few key facts on the role of a beauty therapist.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours.
  • Main Industries
    Most work in the Other Services industry
  • Average qualification level
    54.7% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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