It is no secret that dental hygienists are helpful in teaching people the proper ways to care for their teeth. Each year, there are more medical and technological advances and more dental offices in the United States, and this means many openings for dental hygienists. They earn between $58,000 and $96,000 per year, depending on their schooling, experience and location.
In developing nations, preventive care is even more important, although it is seldom practiced. Local dental offices in Canada, the United States and in foreign countries rely on hygienists to help their patients to feel comfortable and less anxious about dental visits.
Dental Hygienists on the Front Line of Dental Health
Dental hygienists are the first people in a dental office that normally come into contact directly with patients. They will handle X-rays and initial exams of their patients’ teeth. They chart information that the dentist can refer to, and keep track of how patients are taking care of their teeth. Hygienists are especially helpful to children of all countries, in teaching proper ways to brush teeth from a young age.
Hygienists Are Needed in Underdeveloped Countries
In many developing nations, people stand in line for hours for tooth pain, and some do not get help, if no more time is available, or if they cannot pay. These countries need more dentists and dental hygienists, to help in caring for people like this, and for their families.
Dentists and hygienists overseas touch the lives and hearts of people who might otherwise have no access to dental care.
Setting Up an Esthetician Business
Closer to home, proper dental care is just one part of looking and feeling good. If you would like to set up an esthetician business, you need a passion and a love for helping people to improve their care for skin. Giving treatments is the best part, but if you are going into business, you will need to handle the paperwork, or hire someone to do it for you. Estheticians may earn between $28,000 and $52,000 per year.
You must handle bookkeeping, accounting, scheduling, payroll and marketing, for your esthetician business to succeed. If you cannot afford to pay someone to handle these jobs when you are starting out, then you will need to do them yourself.
If you have many clients and branch out, hiring more estheticians, this means more work. How much will you pay them? Will you offer insurance? There are many questions to ask. You must work to create a supportive, comfortable work environment and keep pace with the schedule.
Getting a steady base of clients is the most important part of setting up an esthetician business. Gaining new clients is the hardest part of building a new business. You do not want to assume that your current clients in another business will follow you to your new location. Some of them will, but probably not all of them.
Once you are ready to set up, be sure that you get the word out about your new business. Offer grand opening specials and coupons or deals to get people in the door. Then you can sell them on your business with good customer service and proper care.