Aesthetic/Cosmetic Nurse Career Path in 2024

Aesthetic/Cosmetic Nurse Career Overview

Job Description:
  • Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock.
  • May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Aesthetic/Cosmetic Nurse U.S. Salary in 2024

Annual Median Salary: $81,220
Hourly Median Wage: $39.05

Data sourced from O*NET Online, provided by the BLS Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics wage estimates.

Projected Job Openings for Aesthetic/Cosmetic Nurses by 2031

Projected Growth Rate in Job Openings by 2031: 6%

Data sourced from CareerOneStop, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Typical Tasks for Aesthetic/Cosmetic Nurses

  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.

Technologies and Skills Used by Aesthetic/Cosmetic Nurses

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access

Medical software

  • Epic Systems
  • eClinicalWorks EHR software

Word processing software

  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word

Basic Skills

  • Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Talking to others

Problem Solving

  • Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • Changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • Understanding people's reactions

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