One of the most important questions we get asked by delegates when they are considering a cosmetic training course is “What are my options after I qualify?” At Derma Medical we realise the importance of the “Next Steps” in getting started in the industry. Once qualified these are the three main options you have…
1) Work in a Clinic
There are hundreds of clinics offering Facial Aesthetics across the AU with more opening every day. You can opt to work full time in a clinic as a salaried employee, or you may prefer to work on a part time basis alongside your existing role. If you are part time you can often opt to work as little as 1 -2 sessions per week making it easy to fit in.
Clinics will provide all the equipment and products you need. They will also market your services to attract clients and book in patients to your clinics. You then consult and treat patients during the clinic and receive a percentage of the revenue. Typically clinics offer practitioners a 15-20% cut and experienced practitioners will be able to earn well over £1,000 from a single session.
It’s worth noting that many clinics now prefer practitioners that have completed both the Foundation and Advanced courses as patients are now demanding a wider variety of treatments.
2) Become A Mobile Practitioner
As an Aesthetic professional it’s very easy to set up on your own as a mobile practitioner. You can advertise your services locally and online and either get patients to come to your home or travel to their houses. You can fit all your products and essential equipment into a small bag to take out with you- the contents of which, we cover on the course.
Whilst it does mean you need to find your own clients and order all your own products – it also means that you keep all of the income from clients. Even with just a handful of patients you can quickly recoup your set up costs. Patients also tend to be very loyal and will need repeat treatments every 3-6 months. It’s easy to quickly build up a profitable client list and arrange appointments at your convenience.
3) Open Your Own Clinic
If you already have your own medical premises, then starting a clinic is a great opportunity to boost your current revenue. Some patients prefer coming to a clinic and you will be able to demand higher prices here than you would charge as a mobile practitioner. We are aware of many previous delegates that have established successful clinics very soon after training with us.
Even if you don’t have your own premises, it is possible to rent rooms or strike up a partnership. Often similar types of businesses are interested to work with medical professionals that can offer Botox and Dermal Fillers treatments and they will also be able to provide a steady stream of potential clients for you. You can either choose to pay to hire the room or give them a cut of your revenue. It’s also perfectly acceptable to set up multiple clinics under this arrangement.
So What Next?
So once you have completed your training you can choose one or more of these options and fit them around your existing work and home life. The Facial Aesthetics industry grew by over 40% last year so if you have the know-how then all three routes can be extremely profitable.
We will teach you how to do all three on a Derma Medical training course and give you the best possible start which ever avenue you choose. We are also on hand to offer aftercare support once you have completed the course.
For those seeking employment, we will provide you with a list of up to date vacancies from clinics and aesthetic recruiters across the UK as well as tips and help on writing your CV and preparing for interview.
If you prefer to work on your own or start a clinic then we can give you invaluable advice on setting up. This includes where to buy products, how to market yourself, attracting clients and growing your aesthetic business.
For more information on kick-starting your career in Aesthetics email us at [email protected] or book onto one of our upcoming Botox and Dermal Fillers training courses here.