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Medical Skin Care Specialist

Pursue a rewarding career as a Medical Skin Care Specialist

Do you enjoy teaching people about healthy skincare habits? Do you have a passion for providing outstanding customer service? If so, you may be an excellent fit as a skincare specialist, knowledgeable and skilled specialists that are dedicated to helping people with their skin conditions. In this position, you will get to work in a positive atmosphere where you will engage directly with patients to figure out their needs and determine the solutions that will best work for them.  This is a great position for those who want to put their skills to use in a medical office dedicated to skin conditions such as a dermatology office or cosmetic surgery office.


Job Responsibilities

  • Examine clients’ skin carefully using the appropriate tools to determine skin appearance and condition so the right treatments may be provided
  • Sterilize equipment and ensure work areas are clean and sanitary
  • Use face masks and peels and other specialized products and techniques to treat clients’ facial skin to improve texture and appearance
  • Determine which colors or products will effectively suit clients and improve their specific quality of skin
  • Perform simple blackhead extraction as needed to help clients achieve healthy, clean, and acne-free skin
  • Demonstrate proper techniques for cleaning and caring for skin and recommend skincare regimens based on client needs
  • Analyze skin issues and determine whether you are able to treat the problem or if the client needs to be referred to a medical specialist for further analysis
  • Stay up to date on the latest industry trends, treatments, products, and research so you can effectively and safely advise and treat clients


Skills Taught – Hybrid Training

  • Physiology
  • Skin Care History
  • Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Skin Care Products
  • Cosmetic Surgery Recovery
  • Infection Control
  • Wound Care
  • Manual lymphatic drainage massage
  • Wound care post cosmetic surgery
  • Dressing and caring for burns and
    traumatic wounds
  • Complementary therapies for cancer patients
    with skin issues



  • Wound Care Technician Certification
  • Professional Organization of Wound care
    Nurses and allied Healthcare Professionals


Work Environment

  • Dermatology Office
  • Cosmetic Surgery Office
  • Specially Clinics


Salary and Compensation – National Rates

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Median Salary: $36,510 Annual
Hourly Rate: $17.55 Per Hour


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Schedule – Convenient Day & Evening Classes

Quest programs are designed for busy adult learners. We understand the pressures and demands our students face. Many students are raising families and/or working while going to school. Classes and Labs are scheduled Monday through Friday as follows:

The Day Program:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This program can be completed in 12 weeks.

The Evening Program:
Monday – Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:55 p.m.
This program can be completed in 16 weeks.

Total Program Class Hours: 280


Learn about a Rewarding Skin Care Specialist Career!

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