Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Montana 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.
The state of Montana has limited information regarding the projected growth for skincare specialist. The skincare industry as a whole is very small considering the low population and lack of demand for laser procedures. This makes Montana a below average location to start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the Montana State Board of Medical Examiners. These rules can be found by visiting their webpage here.
The Montana State Board of Medical Examiners has found that the use of lasers in cosmetic and medical procedures is considered the practice of medicine and therefore must be performed by a licensed physician.
The Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologist also ruled the following:
“The use of laser energy, as prescribed in ARM 24.156.501 as “any procedure in which human tissue is cut or altered by mechanical or energy forms, including electrical or laser energy or ionizing radiation” constitutes the practice of medicine and is prohibited for all individuals licensed under this chapter.”
Laser treatments are prohibited from delegation to Medical Assistants as defined in statute, meaning the only person who can perform laser procedures in the state of Montana are licensed physicians.
Montana Laser Technician Certification(s)
As the law prohibits non-physicians from performing laser treatment, prospects must have a current license to practice medicine in the state of Montana to complete any procedures. This will require proper education, residency and licensure with the Medical Board.
The job market in Montana for skincare specialist is very limited considering a small need for the procedures and requirement for a physician to perform them. Neighboring states however a large need for laser technicians so it is recommended that you practice outside of Montana. If you are st4ill interested in findings positions in Montana, you can see a detailed list of job postings on our Laser Technician Jobs page. Just filter to Montana to find opportunities
Considering skincare specialists, and more specifically laser technicians, require a physician’s license in order to perform laser treatments, the salary expectations are considerably higher than the national average.