Spa Attendants

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 343,600 people were employed in the U.S. spa industry in May 2013.

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

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