The Somatologist at work

Typical career options include:

1. A career in Medical Aesthetics

Work for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, general practitioners or other medical professionals

The changing winds of medicine, and aesthetics needs to address women’s concerns for their general aging appearance beyond the scalpel and beauty treatments. The Somatologists of today recognize, learn and understand protocols, treatments and procedures for various medical-aesthetic concerns that need not require surgery or expensive laser treatments. Medical Aesthetics has become a specialized form of advanced clinical skin care management that affords men and women to have a choice in how they manage various skin conditions without the use of medications, surgery, costly laser and poisonous injections. In cases involving medical problems such as trauma, plastic surgery, cancer treatment and burn recovery, medical aesthetic procedures may be invoked for preventive or palliative reasons. In other cases, medical aesthetic procedures may be involved for cosmetic purposes.


2. A career in Cosmetic houses

Work in the laboratories of small and large cosmetic houses

Our Diploma in Somatology prepares our students to work in the research and development laboratories of the health, wellness and cosmetic industry. Students need excellent laboratory skills, good time management and team working skills, good written and oral communication skills and an inquiring mind.

We have strong industry links and offer career and placement assistance, which takes our dipomandi directly to the laboratories. The course will give you the scientific knowledge to create new products.

The health wellness and cosmetic science industry is not hard to break into if you have a proper qualification. Our graduates work in the labs of both small and large companies, including final product manufacturers, raw material suppliers.


3. A career in Retail

Become a sales representative

Our Diploma in Somatology prepares our students to work in the retail environment of the health, wellness and cosmetic industry.

We have strong industry links and offer career and placement assistance, which takes our dipomandi directly to the areas of marketing or technical sales. The course will give you scientific knowledge plus an insight into the nature of consumers and how the health and wellness cosmetics industry works.

The health wellness and cosmetic science industry is not hard to break into if you have a proper qualification.


4. A career in Academic institutions

Training (lecturers) and research institutions such as the Isa Carstens Academy

ICA plays its part in nurturing students who are able to assert themselves confidently in an academic world of increasingly doing research in the field of Somatology studies.

Isa Carstens Academy has benefited from a pool of academic staff and researchers bringing together various fields of expertise and research focus areas in all relevant areas of Somatology studies. The Academy provides the ideal ground for interdisciplinary research and academic focus with a growing number of academic staff choosing to settle on our campuses.