Becoming an aesthetic practitioner is a viable option for many people, especially those already working in medicine. 

Once you've made the switch to aesthetic medicine, getting the most out of your career is essential for job satisfaction. 

There are various factors to consider when becoming an aesthetic practitioner to ensure that you get the most out of your career, some of which include:

  1. You stand to make more with a prescribing licence 
  2. Post-training development support promotes career longevity 
  3. Diversifying your skills helps you to stand out

1. You Stand To Make More With A Prescribing Licence 

One of the biggest factors to consider when becoming an aesthetic practitioner to ensure you get the most out of your career is that you stand to make more money with a prescribing licence. 

Gaining your prescribing licence and level 7 qualification is the natural progression from your level 6 qualification and means that you can work autonomously with prescription-only medications, such as Botulinum Toxin

This opens you up to making more money as an aesthetic practitioner, and you could stand to make a salary of £50,000 and up when you work for an established clinic.

While gaining your prescribing licence includes more training fees, the money that you spend on the additional training will be made back by your higher salary.

In addition to this, the opportunities that your prescribing licence will afford you will contribute to a highly rewarding career as an aesthetic practitioner, as you’ll be trusted to work autonomously, prescribe, and carry out various aesthetic treatments without supervision.

Woman receives botox from an aesthetic practitioner.

You can stand to make a lot more money as an aesthetic practitioner if you have a prescribing licence. 

2. Post-Training Development Support Promotes Career Longevity 

When becoming an aesthetic practitioner, another factor to consider is that post-training development support promotes career longevity.

While training to be an aesthetic practitioner takes time and dedication, this is only the start of a highly rewarding career.

To ensure that your career remains as such, you should prioritise post-training development support. 

Woman receives lip injections.

Finding an established clinic that prioritises post-training development support for you when you’ve first finished training is essential.

This not only provides you with much needed support when you’re first starting out, but will also lay the foundations for a long and successful career in aesthetic medicine.

Finding an established clinic that prioritises post-training development support for you when you’ve first finished training is essential, as you might feel lost following your training without the structured support and routine that your course provided.

You Can Clinic offers various post-training development opportunities, such as mentorship programmes that provide you with 1-2-1 guidance and advice. In addition to this, we also offer aesthetic products, such as dermal fillers and Botulinum Toxin, that are easy to shop on our online registered aesthetics pharmacy following your training.

Failure to prioritise post-training development support could result in you missing out on rewarding opportunities. If you’re not careful, a lack of support might even result in career dissatisfaction if you’re not sure on the next steps to take to get the most out of your career.

3. Diversifying Your Skills Helps You To Stand Out

With the demand for aesthetic medicine only increasing, becoming an aesthetic practitioner is becoming an increasingly popular career choice.

As there are almost 950 medical aesthetic clinics open in the UK alone, the need to stand out as an aesthetic practitioner is growing.

That said, diversifying your skills as an aesthetic practitioner can help to distinguish you amongst your competitors and ensure that your patients never need to go anywhere else.

Diversifying your skills by gaining your level 7 qualification and prescribing licence, for instance, can also make you more employable as an aesthetic practitioner.  

This comes down to the fact that you can be trusted with more responsibility without supervision, and can therefore manage your own client’s needs independently.

In addition to this, diversifying your skills as an aesthetic practitioner can help you to maintain the excitement and draw that the switch to aesthetic medicine initially presented for you.

Not only are you making yourself more employable, but you’re also challenging yourself to learn new skills and techniques which can help to promote job satisfaction. 

In turn, you’ll have more skills to diversify the treatments that you offer, which will keep your days interesting and varied whether you’re employed by a clinic or are a self-employed aesthetic practitioner working for yourself.

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Diversifying your skills as an aesthetic practitioner can help you to maintain the excitement and draw that the switch to aesthetic medicine initially presented for you.

Hopefully this article has provided you with some factors to consider when becoming an aesthetic practitioner. 

You Can Clinic is one of the UK's leading providers of aesthetic training courses and pharmaceutical supplies. Over 1000 individuals have progressed through our affordable programmes, which provide comprehensive coverage of all relevant aesthetic procedures. Available from beginner to advanced courses.

Written by Jemima, for You Can Clinic.
September 20, 2022 — Aled Nelmes