Aesthetic/Medical Spa Nursing

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    Hi all! Does anyone know the salary of an RN working in the med spa setting?

    I just graduated and passed the NCLEX...trying to decide if I want to work in a hospital setting or the med spa. It's not really about the $$, but if med spa RN's are making nothing near a "traditional" RN then I'd rather not apply. Thank you!!
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    HELLO

    I have heard that a MED/SPA Nurse can make around $30 & UP per Hour with the appropriate Training, Especially in The La Jolla area. I am interested in this myself. Where did or will you receive your Training? Please let me know, as I too am interested. I have heard that the training is Very Expensive, $1200-$1500 per class. I Hope You Find This Helpful. GOOD LUCK
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    I suggest gaining some experience initially in a general setting (hospital, clinic, whereever), simply so you are comfortable with treatin patients, especially with injections (great skill to have when getting into aesthetic medicine).
    While doing this, seek employment at a med spa that is hiring RN's in your area. Most larger med spa company's will have in house training.. therefore investing thousands of dollars to be trained on equipment that your future employer may not have or doing procedures according to your training instead of the medspa's protocol will be a HUGE mistake.
    Be confident in being an RN and also at being a natural salesman of sorts (you'll be consulting pt's and in turn selling them on medical aesthetic treatments).

    Pay comparison is relative. Your experience in the industry of nursing is a big factor, whether being a hospital rn, home care rn or aesthetic rn.
    So get a job at both and see which you like, which one youre better at and eventually who will increase your pay the fastest.
    ;-)
    Good luck

    OH, JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING:
    ** My current career (that i'll be putting on pause to seek a nursing degree this fall) is as a national Medical Aesthetic Management Consultant, specializing in medical business development, training, marketing, support and consultative sales training.
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    healthyhere, I've really appreciated all your input! Could you give us some input on the facilities you've worked with in California?
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    Haunted, thank you for your honesty. Can I ask where are you working now?
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    Hi Healthyhere,
    I am new to this websit and hoping to contact you.
    I have been a RN for 20 years and also have my esthetic license.
    I have not done anything w/ my esthetic license for 3 years- it is still current- but am really burned out from nursing and want to switch over to medical- I have been applying to jobs but not getting much response.
    Do you have any suggestions??
    Thanks much to anyone who replies
    Kim
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    Quote from healthyhere
    I suggest gaining some experience initially in a general setting (hospital, clinic, whereever), simply so you are comfortable with treatin patients, especially with injections (great skill to have when getting into aesthetic medicine).
    While doing this, seek employment at a med spa that is hiring RN's in your area. Most larger med spa company's will have in house training.. therefore investing thousands of dollars to be trained on equipment that your future employer may not have or doing procedures according to your training instead of the medspa's protocol will be a HUGE mistake.
    Be confident in being an RN and also at being a natural salesman of sorts (you'll be consulting pt's and in turn selling them on medical aesthetic treatments).

    Pay comparison is relative. Your experience in the industry of nursing is a big factor, whether being a hospital rn, home care rn or aesthetic rn.
    So get a job at both and see which you like, which one youre better at and eventually who will increase your pay the fastest.
    ;-)
    Good luck

    OH, JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING:
    ** My current career (that i'll be putting on pause to seek a nursing degree this fall) is as a national Medical Aesthetic Management Consultant, specializing in medical business development, training, marketing, support and consultative sales training.

    Hi Healthyhere,

    Seen your posts on a couple of threads about aesthetic nursing salary and am still looking for a definitive number. You've given some sound advice, but I'm still looking for the salary- why is it so hard to find on the internet? Would you please tell us, for example, what $/hr a nurse with 2 yr experience in medsurg would make, or any other kind of specific example you may know of, in the area where you are working?

    Thanks so much!
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    Hi I used to work as an esthetic nurse making $44 an hr in Marin but am applying in S.F. now and have a lot more experience what sort of salary should I ask for my sister says $60 an hr?
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    Salary is going to be difficult to pin down as it ranges based on experience. I've seen it pays the same as regular nursing jobs, not more. You do get tips from customers sometimes. I have been both an RN and ARNP in aesthetics making $30/hr as an entry level RN all the way to $75/hr as a master injector ARNP. I also teach privately now in a real working medical spa environment.
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    Quote from tucker12
    Hi all! Does anyone know the salary of an RN working in the med spa setting?

    I just graduated and passed the NCLEX...trying to decide if I want to work in a hospital setting or the med spa. It's not really about the $$, but if med spa RN's are making nothing near a "traditional" RN then I'd rather not apply. Thank you!!
    I am an ARNP in FP for 14 yrs. I have worked extensively in all areas of FP and have excellent rapport with patients and my staff. I would like to transition into aesthetics and would like to know what you recommend as a means of getting hired into an organization.


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