LASER TRAINING - PENNSYLVANIA

Laser Training
IN
Pennsylvania

With the wide variety of services offered in the beauty industry, this is a great time to explore career options in cosmetology. If you want to work in a specialty that uses your particular skills and allows you to start working as quickly as possible, you may have plenty of options. If you fit certain criteria, laser hair removal may be the perfect skill for you to learn.

You may thrive as a laser technician if you have great focus, steady hands, and the ability to work with the same client for long periods of time. As a laser technician, you can use highly focused beams of light to decrease or stop hair growth on various parts of the body.

State License Requirements
N/A

From there, you still have to be approved by a medical director to start performing laser hair removal treatments. According to the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine, any business that offers laser hair removal must have a medical director who takes responsibility for any of the procedures performed in the facility. Supervision may be on-site or off-site, depending on what the director feels comfortable with. In order to work in a specific facility or use the equipment at a facility, you may need to get training from the medical director.

Education Details

There are several steps involved in starting a laser technician career, and it all starts with your education. Pennsylvania laser training courses are generally very short, allowing you to finish your laser training in a matter of days or weeks.

Explore the courses offered by each school, looking for topics like:

  • Safety and health
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Structure and function of skin and hair
  • Superfluous hair
  • Electricity and laser machines Infection control
  • Superfluous hair removal
  • Laser techniques
  • Pre- and post-care

On top of studying laser techniques, you should get the chance to actually use them. Hands-on experience with different lasers is often one of the best ways to quickly develop your skills.

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

For Pennsylvania professionals who want to meet the state’s requirements for laser technology and compete for positions at licensed facilities, there is an organization you should know about. The National Council on Laser Certification (NCLC) is widely recognized for setting the standards that the medical community uses to gauge competence for performing these types of procedures. If you register with the NCLC after completing your training, you will just need to renew every three years, and pay a $95 fee to keep your active status.

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

After graduating from one of the laser training programs in PA, you can start applying for jobs at spas, salons, and specialized hair removal clinics. You may earn a base salary and tips, depending on the policies of your employer. In Pennsylvania, the average salary for a skin care specialist is $35,420 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). From 2012 through 2022, job openings for skin care specialists may jump 36% (O*Net, 2016). As you gain experience and start to get referrals from happy customers, you may fill up your schedule, command a higher salary, and create a strong reputation for yourself.

Working as a Laser Technician

A hair removal and skin care technician can explore beauty salons and spas as a job option. A technician can also contribute his talents to the medical environment, as dermatologists are not the only skin care professionals with access to the medical field. Medical clients can benefit greatly from technicians properly trained to advise and counsel them concerning their skin care. Job growth data points to a positive job outlook for Pennsylvania hair removal and skin care technicians.

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.

Find the Beauty Schools in Pennsylvania that interest you below,

Award Beauty & Barber School

26 East Antietam Street,
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Program: Cosmetology

Cutting Edge Academy

45 Sunset Strip & Route 10 East,
Roxbury, NJ 07876

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

Bucks County School of Beauty Culture

1761 Bustleton Pike,
Feasterville, PA 19053

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

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

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 - Warminster-Bucks County

435 York Road,
Warminster-Bucks County, PA 18974

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

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