ELECTROLOGY - PENNSYLVANIA

Electrology
IN
Pennsylvania

Electrolysis is a form of permanent hair removal that uses electricity to kill hair growth cells. As you can imagine, this is an extremely popular hair removal method for both men and women.

As such, it represents a unique, highly specialized career opportunity for you if you want to join Pennsylvania's beauty industry. You can get started by completing an electrolysis training program here in Pennsylvania.

State License Requirements
N/A

Pennsylvania does not currently regulate or certify electrologists. However, it is strongly recommended that you pursue an official training program certificate to demonstrate your skills to potential employers and clients. Many electrolysis professionals opt to become Certified Professional Electrologists through the American Electrology Association. The CPE exam is administered once per year. Your certification is good for five years and you must complete 75 hours of continuing education during each five-year period.

Education Details

These programs are often offered at beauty schools or technical colleges, or some schools only teach electrology and hair removal. A program typically lasts between six and nine months. You'll likely start with a classroom portion in which you learn about the importance of safety and hygiene, anatomy and physiology, and how to use electrolysis tools in different procedures. Most programs require a combination of both practical hours and classroom hours. During the course of your practical hours, you may practice galvanic electrolysis, thermolysis electrolysis, and blended electrolysis. You may learn different variables that will help you decide how to best treat each client’s unique needs. Different variables you may discover include depth of insertion, probes, and intensity. Once you have completed your education, you can open your own electrology business or work in a salon/spa setting.

License Renewal
N/A
License Renewal Hours
N/A
License Renewal Period

Pennsylvania is one of many states that doesn’t regulate the field of electrology. But in order to work in this state you will need to earn your certification from the American Electrology Association. The exam cost is $325 for nonmembers, and $275 for members. So it pays to join! The AEA CPE certification expires every five years, so make sure you reapply before it lapses to avoid having your license revoked. To help you stay current in regulations and best practices, the AEA offers continuing education courses for professionals like yourself.

Careers
$35,420 
Salary
11.0%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Electrologists and skincare specialists in Pennsylvania can earn a wide range of salaries. O-Net reports that most skincare specialists earn between $17,000 and $37,700 per year before tip, though many electrologists choose the flexibility of working part-time. The job outlook is strong in Pennsylvania, with an anticipated 18% increase in job openings is expected between 2010 and 2020, according to O-Net.

Working as an Electrologist

The Job Outlook for an Electrologist in Pennsylvania appears to have room for growth. Electrologists can expect little to no competition in the PA market and should consider specializing to easily promote services. With a location quotient of 0.67 and an average annual wage of $35,420, Pennsylvania is considered to have a lower employment level for this occupation.

State board Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
One Penn Center, 2601 North 3rd Street
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone Number: 717-783-7130
Fax Number: 717-705-5540
E-mail Address: st-cosmetology@pa.gov

The Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer questions about obtaining a Pennsylvania license.

The Keystone State has a rich history of personal grooming, and many individuals
have made it a career. Among them are those who chose to study electrology.
Though Pennsylvania doesn’t have a board dedicated to the field currently, eager
parties use these resources for information.

Bucks County School of Beauty and Culture
Altoona Beauty School
Electrology Institute of N.E.

Find the Beauty Schools in Pennsylvania that interest you below,

Award Beauty & Barber School

26 East Antietam Street,
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Program: Cosmetology

The Beauty Institute - Schwarzkopf Professional - Allentown

1921 Union Boulevard,
Allentown, PA 18109

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lehigh Valley

1634 Macarthur Road,
Allentown-Whitehall, PA 18052

Program: Cosmetology

The Salon Professional Academy, formerly Pruontos Hair Design Institute

415 D Orchard Ave,
Altoona, PA 16601

Program: Cosmetology

The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional - Ambler

50 East Butler Pike,
Ambler, PA 19002

Program: Cosmetology

Venus Beauty Academy

600 Turner Industrial Way,
Aston, PA 19014

Program: Cosmetology

Beaver Falls Beauty Academy

720 13th Street,
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Program: Cosmetology

Chambersburg Beauty & Barber School

171 Cedar Avenue,
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Program: Cosmetology

Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy - Erie

930 Peach Street,
Erie, PA 16501

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Hanover

Clearview Shopping Center, 1000 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Harrisburg

3941 Jonestown Road,
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Program: Cosmetology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Hazleton

1057A North Church St.,
Hazleton, PA 18202

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lancaster

Wheatland Shopping Center, 1801 Columbia Avenue,
Lancaster, PA 17603

Program: Cosmetology

Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork

50 Ranck Ave,
Lancaster, PA 17602

Program: Cosmetology

Lansdale School of Cosmetology, Inc.

215 W Main St,
Lansdale, PA 19446

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lebanon

Cedar Crest Sq, 1776 Quentin Road,
Lebanon, PA 17042

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Technical Institute

847 North Main Street,Suite 204
Meadville, PA 16335

Program: Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center

130 Seventh Street,
Monessen, PA 15062

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Monroeville-Pittsburgh

320 Mall Boulevard, The Plaza,320 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville-Pittsburgh, PA 15146

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Moosic

3370 Birney Avenue,
Moosic-Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA 18507

Program: Cosmetology

The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional - Philadelphia

9902 Roosevelt Blvd,
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - CC Philadelphia

1522 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia-Center City, PA 19102

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - NE Philadelphia

Knights Rd Shp Ctr, 4026 Woodhaven Road,
Philadelphia-Northeast, PA 19154

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - North Hills-Pittsburgh

4768 McKnight Rd,
Pittsburgh-North Hills, PA 15237

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Pottsville

396 Pottsville-St. Clair Highway,
Pottsville, PA 17901

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Reading

2302 N. 5th Street Highway,
Reading, PA 19605

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Shamokin Dam-Sunbury

30 Baldwin Boulevard, Suite 50,
Shamokin Dam-Sunbury, PA 17876

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Technical Institute

200 Sterling Ave ,
Sharon, PA 16146

Program: Cosmetology

Venus Beauty Academy

1033 Chester Pike,
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Springfield-Delaware County

Springfield Shopping Center, 799 West Sproul Rd,
Springfield, PA 19064

Program: Cosmetology

Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology

100 North 8th Street,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Business Institute

11-15 Penn Street,PO Box 877
Uniontown, PA 15401

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Mifflin-Pittsburgh

2394 Mountainview Drive, Century Sq Mall,
West Mifflin-Pittsburgh, PA 15122

Program: Cosmetology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Wilkes-Barre

125 North Wilkes-Barre Blvd.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Wyncote

Cedarbrook Plaza,1000 Easton Road
Wyncote, PA 19095

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - York

2592 Eastern Boulevard, Kingston Sq Shp Ctr,
York, PA 17402

Program: Cosmetology

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