When you’re looking into switching up your career, you probably are at least beginning with an idea of what you don’t want.
Maybe you don’t like your current career’s hours or the high levels of stress, or the environment makes you uncomfortable. Maybe you want to be interacting with more people; maybe you want to be interacting with fewer people. Maybe you’re sick of making a lower wage. Maybe you like some aspects of your job and are looking more for a pivot than a whole new start.
The following will explore in-depth one possible career change that might be right for you: working in medical aesthetics. The focus will be placed on medical professionals looking to make a move within the medical industry, but will also contain information for non-medical professionals.
Before diving in, it’s important to emphasize that time spent in your pre-changing course career track is not wasted time. It might feel like this at first, but figuring out what you don’t want and why is a vital part of building a life that’s meaningful and fulfilling. Even if you’d stumbled into your new choice earlier on, there’s a chance you might not appreciate the job having not had your previous experiences. There’s a chance you might end up leaving it because you were curious about the career you’re looking to leave now.
What Is Medical Aesthetics?
Medical aesthetics is a field of medicine that focuses on helping people alter their appearance for aesthetic purposes. The reasons someone might want this are endless; perhaps they were in an accident and want their old face back. Maybe they’ve been dealing with something that embarrasses them or grosses them out since childhood. Maybe they’re just ready for a fresh start and want to tweak their appearance to align with their new approach to living. Minor alterations like botox can be done to help people deal with muscle spasms, overactive bladders, excessive sweating, and lazy eyes. Helping someone feel confident when they’re out and about can have a drastic and beautiful impact on their life.
Unlike many other medically-based professions, medical aesthetics has a pretty smooth entry, with few barriers to getting started. People from Dr Hennessy Academy explain that there are courses you can take that are relatively short and inexpensive in duration. Provided that you have some medical background.
Additional skills that you’d like to work on in tandem with getting your coursework done and certification requirements met are relatively easy to improve upon. The internet is filled with great sources for learning useful skills that can apply to medical aesthetics, such as business or tax skills designed to help you run your new business, social media marketing skills that can help you promote yourself in your new role, and many more. If you find yourself struggling with an aspect of your new career track outside of the aesthetic practices, you should be able to quickly and easily learn what you need to in order to fill in the blanks.
The above article should have explained what medical aesthetics is, how it can help clients, and how simple the process of getting started in the field is. Part of the coursework will include practical experience, so you’ll be ready to get to work once you’ve been certified.