How to Make an Awesome Career Move With the Top 3 Most Marketable Aesthetic Certifications for Nurses

Top aesthetic certifications for your career

If you’re a nurse practitioner interested in advancing your career, the most common strategy lies in working your way up within your existing healthcare vertical. In other words, whatever your focus area, climbing the career ladder typically lies not in expanding your current skillset, per se, but in assuming greater managerial responsibility. 

But there’s another approach that can help you make an awesome career move—only, this approach is horizontal. It lies in expanding your skillset outside your existing vertical, pivoting it into a whole new niche: medical aesthetics. 

Medical Aesthetics is a High-Growth Market and Amazing Career Opportunity

While many markets have stagnated in the wake of the global pandemic, the market for medical aesthetics is booming. The reasons for this are twofold. First, the so-called “Zoom Phenomenon”—the pandemic-driven shift to virtual work and virtual meetings that have left thousands of professionals more camera-conscious and eager to invest in their appearance. Second, although the market for medical aesthetics was growing prior to the pandemic, the lifting of lockdown restrictions unleashed a tidal wave of pent-up demand. This, in turn, translated to a short supply of aesthetic talent to meet this demand, causing the job market for aesthetic certifications to rapidly heat up. 

Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Chemical Peels are the Most Marketable Aesthetic Certifications for Nurse Practitioners

The demand for medical aesthetics is at an all-time high, with astronomical market growth projected between now and 2028. This means there’s never been a better time to make a career move by becoming certified in Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels. Let’s take a brief look at why each of these procedures is so popular and then discuss the easiest way to get these certifications. 


Botox is not a type of product but rather a brand name for a broader class of products known as neurotoxins. (And like Kleenex, Botox enjoys such market dominance that it’s a household name.) Botox injections eliminate or dramatically reduce dynamic wrinkling—lines and creases that appear with facial movement. But Botox has a wealth of other applications that make Botox training a highly versatile and high marketable certification. These applications include treatment for headaches, excessive sweating, and much more.   

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers restore the volume loss that is a gradual and inevitable part of the aging process. Dermal fillers are also regularly used in patients of all ages to boost cheek volume, lip volume, or other areas that can benefit from additional fullness. Because dermal filler injections can deliver dramatic results that fuel ongoing demand for them, gaining certification by enrolling in dermal filler training is one of the smartest career moves you can make.  

Related post: 5 Big Career Benefits Nurse Practitioners Can Get From a Dermal Filler Training Course

Chemical Peels

Over time, the cumulative effects of sun exposure and the hormonal changes that often accompany pregnancy and menopause tend to take a toll: the skin becomes unevenly pigmented, less light-reflective, and less capable of self-repair. But chemical peels are among the fastest and most affordable ways to improve skin clarity, luster, and elasticity, making nurses with certification in this area highly marketable.   

How to Get Certified in Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Chemical Peels   

The great thing about getting certified in these three procedures is that as long as you’re a currently-licensed registered nurse, practical nurse, physician’s assistant (or even a doctor or dentist), you’re already qualified to get started.

At AAAMS, we are a world leader in fully accredited Botox, dermal filler, and chemical peel aesthetic courses that give you the training and certification you need to make a rewarding career move. With our virtual aesthetics training course and our hybrid aesthetics training course to choose from, you can select the one that works best with your schedule, needs, and preferences. That means no stress, no headache, no hassle—just a new learning adventure to take your career to the next level.

AAAMS Aesthetics Network Will Fuel Your Journey

With Aesthetic Network Membership, you get 10-20% off the cost of your enrollment. You also get unlimited access to our professional aesthetics network that connects you to hundreds of other aspiring and practical aesthetic medicine professionals. This means that endless peer support, community-based learning, and professional referrals are right at your fingertips! 

The demand for medical aesthetics has never been higher, and the job market for nurses with aesthetic certifications has never been hotter. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you make an awesome career move, contact us today. We look forward to training with you!