Is your nursing career causing you burnout? Make your move to a rewarding medical aesthetics career!
The burnout rate for RNs working in case management, hospice, ICU, and home health nursing jobs is high and can take its toll. Many RNs are entering the field of medical aesthetics to break away from stressful healthcare environments. RNs who have changed to a medical aesthetics career love it because they can help people look and feel better about themselves while working in a low-stress environment that pays well, and offers flexible hours.
According to Nurse Journal, the future of medical aesthetic nursing is bright! “The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a growth of 19% in the nursing profession between now and 2022. Additionally, there is a known increase in demand for cosmetic procedures. This would indicate that the demand for plastic surgery nurses is growing at a rapid rate.”
After completing training for specific procedures, RNs can immediately perform the aesthetic treatment. Nurses, like licensed medical aestheticians, may administer aesthetic procedures under the supervision of the licensed physician. Nurse practitioners in the majority of states can also work independently, without the supervision of licensed physicians, as long as they have the necessary training and experience to operate in the field. This independence allows RNs to jumpstart their medical aesthetics career with their own private medical aesthetician practices.
Medical aestheticians are educated and licensed skincare specialists who work in plastic surgery clinics, burn units, and medical spas helping patients with medical conditions or injuries to care for and correct the appearance of their skin. In most states, you must be an RN in order to perform cosmetic injectable treatments. While medical aestheticians can perform cosmetic laser treatments with the proper training, RNs are even more appealing as they can perform injectable treatments including Botox, dermal fillers, and Sclerotherapy in addition to cosmetic laser treatments.
If you want to supplement your income, or if you are looking for a career you’ll love that is low stress, pays well, and has flexible hours, consider a rewarding medical aesthetics career. National Laser Institute is the leading medical aesthetics school in the nation. If you’d like to learn more about our courses or dermal filler training, simply call 1-800-982-6817 or fill out our form on the right.