What do they do?
Cosmetic nurses carry out a range of non-surgical procedures including laser treatments, cosmetic injectables, chemical peels and other dermal procedures.
If you’re great with people, and love helping people feel their best, a career as a cosmetic nurse could be worth considering.
- confirming appointments and greeting patients
- carrying out initial consultations and performing aesthetic procedures
- administering Botox, dermal fillers and other injectables
- carrying out facials, peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments
- tattoo removal
- clinical management, updating patient reports, ensuring legislative compliance
- developing and implementing treatment plans
- may assist with pre and post-operative care and monitoring of patients who’ve received cosmetic surgery and assist during surgical procedures
- good bedside manner and strong interpersonal skills
- compassionate and patient
- organised and efficient with good computer skills
- technical skills for using various pieces of equipment
- attention to detail
- committed to continuous learning to keep knowledge and skills up to date
In Australia, you’ll first have to qualify as a Registered Nurse by gaining a Bachelor of Nursing degree.
Then complete a Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing (approx. 10 months full time) and complete 76 hours of clinical placement.
Average salary is $80,000 but varies depending on experience, location and incentive packages. (Source: healthtimes.com.au)
Job growth in this area is predicted to be very strong (source: joboutlook.gov.au).