Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Connecticut and not sure where to start? Take a moment and read our summary of what education you need, any certifications required, job opportunities and salary expectations.
Based on the US Labor Bureau, the state of Connecticut estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 9% through 2024. This is less than the national average of 13% which makes Connecticut an average place to start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the Connecticut Medical Examination Board. These rules can be found by visiting their homepage here.
The state of Connecticut, prior to 1996, did not address esthetic laser treatments in the Connecticut General Statutes. As such, there was no law governing the use of lasers, who can perform the treatments, and what education they needed.
In November 1996 a declaratory judgment was entered by the Medical Examination Board which addressed laser hair removal procedures and found that the use of lasers was in fact a practice of medicine. Laser treatment was consider medical, not cosmetic, procedure as it alters the surface of your skin.
The ruling however does allow for the delegation of such procedures to a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, a licensed practical nurse or a paramedic.
To become a delegate for these procedures, a potential application will require a bachelors degree with additional Physician assistant schooling.
Connecticut Laser Technician Certification(s)
Connecticut requires laser technicians hold a physician assistant or nurse practitioner license in order to perform laser procedures in the state. This will require completion of a physician assistant program and a 300 question exam with passing score.
The job market in Connecticut for skincare specialist has been growing year over year, with some opportunities for employment in the next few years. You can see a detailed list of job postings on our Laser Technician Jobs page. Just filter to Connecticut to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Connecticut can expect an average income of $116,670 per year, or $56.09/hour. This salary expectation is 3x greater than the national average of $30,270, driven by the high cost of living in Connecticut as well as the physician’s assistant degree and accreditation to perform laser procedures. Experience can also increase your salary over time.