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Do Aesthetic Nurses Make More?

aesthetic nurses make more

Aesthetic nurses are known to work in environments with less stress than many of their nursing peers. In fact, most get weekends and holidays off. They don’t work night shifts. Their hours are more flexible. Instead of life threatening dilemmas, the issues they encounter are cosmetic.

Truth be told, the medical aesthetic industry and job market is flourishing. As a result of the booming market, aesthetic nurses have their pick of position and location.

But do aesthetic nurses make more money than other nurses?

Be honest: Do you want the short answer or the long answer?

Obviously, you want the quick answer first so we’ll provide it now. With no further ado, the short and sweet version is: Yes, they most certainly do! Generally, aesthetic nurses make an average of $7 more per hour than their nursing peers.

In fact, while other nurses are emptying bedpans and answering call lights, aesthetic nurses are working in lower stress environments for substantially more pay.

But we promise there’s more to learn and proof is on its way. So please, before you move on, hang around for the longer version to discover more. We can’t wait to share what we know!

Let’s talk numbers: 

Admittedly, as with any job, salary for aesthetic nurses varies. As a result, the amount of money aesthetic nurses make is dependent on what state they live in, the type of facility or practice they work for, their levels of education and certifications, years of experience, and other factors.

ZipRecruiter tells us that on average, aesthetic nurses make $85,621 per year. That sum translates to $41 an hour. 

In contrast, the same site explains that the average pay for registered nurses is $70,335 per year, or $34 hourly. On the whole, cosmetic nurses do in fact make a higher wage. 

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics agrees, reporting that in 2018 the median annual salary for RNs was $71,730 per year.

The truth is in the statistics: aesthetic nurses really do make more.


What’s the catch?

There isn’t one. Truly. In fact, many professionals working in the field of medical aesthetics happily report that they love their jobs, hours and flexibility. Similarly, they rave about the training they received prior to matriculating into the medical aesthetics workforce. In fact, check for yourself by reading National Laser Institute’s testimonial page!

Instead of a busy hospital or rehabilitation facility, aesthetic nurses work in environments like serene medical spas and salons, private practices, in dermatology, plastic surgery and family care clinics, and fitness centers.

Performing services like Botox injections, dermal fillers, lasers, skin consultations, aesthetic nurses help boost their client’s self-esteem and confidence while making a fantastic wage with great benefits.

Where do I sign up?

Right here! Right now! National Laser Institute is ready and waiting to be part of your next move. NLI offers a two-week, comprehensive CME course that covers injections and cosmetic lasers. Throughout the course, only available to existing medical professionals, you will learn everything from administering Botox to Coolsculpting and more in between.

In our program, you will learn from esteemed medical aesthetic industry professionals including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, aesthetic nurses, and others.

Even better, you can take the didactic course in an online format from your own home. Without leaving the comfort of your sofa or walking out your front door you can become certified to work in the flourishing field of medical aesthetics!

Why NLI?

When you start your new job you will do so knowing that you received the best education from one of the leading institutions in the country. Undoubtedly, you will leave the exclusive course feeling confident in your ability to apply the skills and knowledge you learned from our competent faculty and speakers.

Following training at NLI, you will be a self-assured professional capable of marketing yourself and your work. When you employ your knowledge and techniques to clients you will do so with the poise earned from well-rounded training and clinical practice. 

In short, training at NLI teamed with self motivation and desire to take your nursing career to the next level can open doors for you. It is indeed time that you took the next step toward securing your future.

We look forward to hearing from you! Contact us today at 800-982-6817 or complete the form on this page!

During our CME Hybrid Online Cosmetic Injections Course you will receive online classroom and demonstrations on:
– Botox
– Dermal fillers
– Off label Botox and fillers
– PRP
– Sclerotherapy
– Kybella
– PDO threads

Then choose one of our nationwide locations to attend your clinicals for hands-on learning!