LASER TRAINING - CALIFORNIA

Laser Training
IN
California

When you think of the beauty industry, do you think of California? If so, this is great news for you if you want to explore new career opportunities in cosmetology, since California often starts and accepts new trends very quickly, creating a demand for skilled professionals. Laser hair removal is an example of these growing trends.

CA laser training programs give you the customer service skills, technological knowledge, and hands-on skills that you need to help clients enjoy permanent hair loss or reduction. Since laser hair removal is closely related to other beauty careers, you may be interested in learning more about hair removal careers if you are already established in this field.

State License Requirements
Medical License Required

Since this is a relatively new type of technology in the beauty industry, you may find that licensing requirements vary quite a bit from state to state. California currently has some of the strictest laser technician requirements in the country. In order to operate a laser, which includes providing laser treatment for the purpose of hair removal, you must be a registered nurse or physician's assistant (Medical Board of California, 2016). Furthermore, you must be supervised by a medical director.

  • Safe use of lasers
  • Patient monitoring and consultation
  • Conditions that benefit from laser therapy
  • Contraindicating symptoms and diagnoses
  • Proper use of laser machines
  • Documentation and laws
  • Follow-up care

On top of learning about laser hair removal, your education may also explore the use of lasers for other medical procedures, since this technology is restricted to licensed medical professionals. You should plan on getting plenty of hands-on experience—the more laser treatments you complete, the more confident you can be about working on patients independently after graduation.

Education Details

If you want to use your medical career to get started in laser therapy, you must attend an accredited school that covers the following topics: Safe use of lasers Patient monitoring and consultation Conditions that benefit from laser therapy Contraindicating symptoms and diagnoses Proper use of laser machines Documentation and laws Follow-up care On top of learning about laser hair removal, your education may also explore the use of lasers for other medical procedures, since this technology is restricted to licensed medical professionals. You should plan on getting plenty of hands-on experience—the more laser treatments you complete, the more confident you can be about working on patients independently after graduation.

License Renewal
N/A
License Renewal Hours
3 Years
License Renewal Period

In California, you need to be a registered nurse or physician to meet the requirements set outlined by the California Medical Board. If you already meet these standards, and you want to work in laser technology, we think your best bet is to take a course that meets the standards set by the National Council on Laser Certification (NCLC). Once you register with this organization, you will need to renew your certification every three years, and pay a $95 fee.

Careers
$34,300 
Salary
15.8%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Working as a laser tech in CA typically means working in medical facilities, since beauty professionals and unlicensed laser technicians are not permitted to use laser technology. You may find laser technician work at hospitals, medical spas, and dermatology clinics. You may also provide hair removal services at an endocrinological clinic or hair removal clinic. If you work strictly with hair removal, your career falls into the field of skin care. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net expects job openings for California skin care specialists to increase 41% (2016). The average salary for a California skin care specialist is $31,800 per year (O*Net, 2016).

Working as a Laser Technician

If there is one state known for its passion for beauty, it’s California. The job options for a California hair removal and skincare technician are plentiful in beauty salons. A technician may also work in medical offices. Beauty and skincare matter in California. This makes the job outlook for California hair removal and skincare technicians something worth getting exciting about.

State Board, Networking & Associations

California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
PO Box 944226
Sacramento, CA94244-2260
2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Cosmetology Board Phone Number: 1-800-952-5210
Fax Number: 916-575-7281
E-mail: barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov

The California State Board of Cosmetology is a valuable resource and can answer additional questions about obtaining a California state cosmetology license.

The cosmetic laser medicine industry can be competitive, so networking and creating a good support network are essential. To get you started, here are some professional organizations in California.

Find the Beauty Schools in California that interest you below,

Milan Institute

2822 F Street,
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Program: Cosmetology

Salon Success Academy

2097 Compton Ave.,Suite 201
Corona, CA 92881

Program: Cosmetology

J D Academy of Salon and Spa

520 San Ramon Valley Blvd,
Danville, CA 94526

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

934 Missouri Street,
Fairfield, CA 94533

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute

255 West Bullard ,
Fresno, CA 93704

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute of Cosmetology

47120 Dune Palms,
La Quinta, CA 92253

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute - Los Angeles

10935 Weyburn Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Program: Cosmetology

Palace Beauty College

1517 South Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute - Merced

780 Loughborough Drive,
Merced, CA 95340

Program: Cosmetology

Paul Mitchell the School Modesto

3100 Mchenry Ave,
Modesto, CA 95350

Program: Cosmetology

Salon Success Academy

6780 Indiana Avenue,
Riverside, CA 92506

Program: Cosmetology

Blake Austin College Beauty Academy

1679 East Monte Vista Suite 200,
Vacaville, CA 95688

Program: Cosmetology

Lu Ross Academy of Beauty & Health

470 East Thompson Boulevard,
Ventura, CA 93001

Program: Cosmetology

Milan Institute

3356 South Fairway,
Visalia, CA 93277

Program: Cosmetology

Salon Success Academy

112 Plaza Drive ,Plaza West Covina (Lower Level near Sears)
West Covina, CA 91790

Program: Cosmetology

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