Spa Attendants

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Spa attendants work in hotels, resorts, and salons. They are specially trained in facial, body, and water treatments. They assist massage therapists and estheticians, and prepare and clean the treatment rooms and tables. They provide spa customers with refreshments, towels, washcloths, and robes. According to the International SPA Association, approximately 359,300 people were employed in the U.S. spa industry in May 2016.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Administer facial, body, and water treatments to clients in spas
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience Any experience one can obtain working at a spa in any capacity will be useful
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Spa Manager or Spa Program Director
  • Massage Therapist
  • Nail Technician or Cosmetician
  • Experienced Spa Attendant
  • Spa Attendant Trainee