Electrology Schools in Arkansas

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Arkansas Electrology Careers At a Glance
  • Average salary for electrology in Arkansas is $44,110.
  • There is a predicted 10.00% job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Do you have an interest in helping people achieve highly personal goals through proven methodology, while respecting their dignity and privacy? Are you discrete, reliable, and professional? If so, becoming an electrologist in Arkansas might be a very attractive, rewarding, and fulfilling career for you! Electrologists practice "electrolysis", which is the permanent removal of unwanted hair using an electrical current inserted into the hair follicle. There are three basic types of electrolysis, all of which are effective, and all of which are taught in the specialized programs that trained these important, needed professionals. To learn more about your training options, contact the schools listed in your zip code area to get details and compare!

State License Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age to practice electrolysis in Arkansas, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. If you have already attained a certificate, diploma, or degree in another area of cosmetology, you will need to complete 350 course hours to become licensed as an electrologist in Arkansas. If you are first starting out and wish to become an electrologist, you will need to complete 600 hours of coursework. This will prepare you to take the licensing exam administered by the Arkansas Board of Health. The exam will have both a theoretical (written) and practical component. Once you have passed the exam and paid the fee, you will be issued your license to practice electrolysis in the state of Arkansas. Many electrologists go on to obtain national certification after becoming licensed. To do this, you must take the CPE exam administered by the American Electrology Association. This certification proves that your skills meet a certain national standard, and says that you are committed to continuing your education and improving your skills. Other related associations also offer national certification opportunities.

Education Details

The three modalities used in electrolysis are galvanic, thermolytic, and blend, which is a combination of the two. Galvanic electrolysis uses electricity to form a chemical which kills the hair at its root, eliminating it permanently from growing back. Thermolysis heats the hair matrix cells, causing electrocoagulation, which kills the hair root. Blend has many of the advantages of both the thermolytic and galvanic methods. Specialized training in electrolysis can be found at some freestanding electrolysis schools, as well as at most cosmetology schools and some community colleges. You will need to complete up to 600 hours of training. Curriculum will focus on hair follicle anatomy and physiology, hair analysis, and the techniques utilized by electrologists to permanently remove hair at its root. Sometimes the training will include training in laser hair removal, as well. Practical training and internships at salons and spas provide an invaluable educational tool.

License Renewal

To become a licensed practitioner of electrolysis in Arkansas, you must graduate from a program approved by the American Electrology Association, and apply for licensure as you would any other cosmetology related program. The renewal process is the same as far as deadline and payments. When you renew your electrology license in Arkansas, you will need to renew every two years by your birthday, and pay an $80 fee. Continuing education courses are not required, but can help you stay current in your skills.

Arkansas Electrology Careers

$44,110 

Average yearly salary for electrology in Arkansas

Cosmetologists in the state of Arkansas earned a median salary of $20,500 in 2013, which is a higher salary than the median across the United States (www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-5012.00). Since electrolysis is a highly specialized procedure, requiring a trained and discreet professional, it may command a higher income. Your income will also be determined by where you practice. Some electrologists practice in physicians and other medical providers' offices, and may earn a higher income working in a healthcare setting. Career potential is bright, with a projected growth rate for jobs in cosmetology expected to rise between 8% and 14% between 2012 and 2022.

Cosmetologists in the state of Arkansas earned a median salary of $20,500 in 2013, which is a higher salary than the median across the United States (www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-5012.00). Since electrolysis is a highly specialized procedure, requiring a trained and discreet professional, it may command a higher income. Your income will also be determined by where you practice. Some electrologists practice in physicians and other medical providers' offices, and may earn a higher income working in a healthcare setting. Career potential is bright, with a projected growth rate for jobs in cosmetology expected to rise between 8% and 14% between 2012 and 2022.

Contact the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology

Arkansas Department of Health

With electrolysis becoming a highly favored spa treatment, it is only sensible that those looking to have an edge in their cosmetology skills will be interested in that skill. These institutions listed provide a wealth of information for eager applicants based in Arkansas.

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