Laser Training Schools in Florida
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How to Become a Laser Technician in Florida
- You must renew your license every 3 years.
- 30 hours of continuing education are required to renew your license.
- Average salary for laser training in Florida is $34,150 .
- There is a predicted 19.5% job increase between 2012 - 2022.
Choosing the right beauty specialty for your career can potentially change the future of your career and your level of job fulfillment. If you get joy from helping people feel better about themselves and performing highly specialized tasks, you may find your place in the field of laser hair removal. To become a laser technician, you must have excellent concentration. With each patient, you use the laser to damage and weaken each hair follicle in an area of the body, which limits growth from that follicle. With ongoing follow-up appointments, hair growth slows down, gets thinner, and often stops completely.
State License Requirements
Required to earn a laser training license
Before you can become a laser technician, you must be a licensed electrologist in Florida (Florida Health). Electrolysis licensing protocols in Florida require you to complete 320 hours of training. Once you are a licensed electrologist, you can start working toward laser certification. In addition, you must be certified by a national organization, such as the National Council on Laser Certification.
To qualify for certification, you must choose a training program that covers all of the following topics:
Once you are certified, you are well on your way to working as a laser technician. Regardless of where you work, you must have jointly written protocols in place with a supervising doctor. The supervising doctor is responsible for the work you do and must be accessible to patients before, during, and after the procedure.
License renewal period
Continuing education required
You must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education that directly relate to laser hair removal.
Florida Laser Training Careers
Average yearly salary for laser training in Florida
Permanent hair removal is an incredibly popular trend, particularly in states like Florida that are all about year-round beach weather. From 2012 through 2022, statewide demand for skin care specialists is expected to increase 23% (O*Net, 2016). This includes laser technicians. The average salary for a Florida skin care specialist is $28,200 per year (O*Net, 2016). Getting started in this field requires networking, communication, and hard work. To legally perform laser hair removal procedures, you must find a doctor who is confident enough in your skills to take responsibility for every procedure you do. This may involve networking with supervising doctors, supplying references from instructors, and offering proof of your experience.
A growing number of individuals are seeking the services of hair removal and skin care technicians who are willing to make home visits. For technicians offering this service, as well as those interested in opening their own facilities, entrepreneurship is viable job option. Other job options include working in medical facilities and beauty salons. The job outlook for the Florida hair removal and skin care technicians is favorable.
Contact the Florida State Board of Cosmetology
- 2601 Blair Stone Road Tallahassee, FL 32399
- Website: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
- Email: email@example.com
- Call: 850-487-1395
- Fax: 866-888-1176