Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Nevada 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 Nevada estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 24.5% through 2024. This is much greater than the national average of 13%, making Nevada an exceptional place to start a Laser Technician career.
Currently, no legislation formal opinion has been made at to whom can perform laser treatments in the state of Nevada. In 1998 and 2008 attempts were made to enter regulation however neither full addressed the issue. You can read these summary here.
The state of Nevada is unique in that the medical board nor legislation specify any requirements for laser treatments or education.
In 1998 an advisory opinion was stated by the board that the use of laser for cosmetic or medical treatments is considered the practice of medicine. As such, it should only be performed by a physician or delegated to non-physician with proper education, training, and physician supervision.
This opinion however was never put into statute or regulation.
In 2008, the Nevada Legislature’s Subcommittee of the Legislative Committee on Health Care met to discuss actual regulation of laser usage however no formal decisions or rulings were made.
As it stands, no education requirement is needed to perform laser treatments within the state however most medical offices will require outside training and hands on experience before hire. We also suggest someone looking to enter this field complete a nationally accredited laser technician school to understand laser operation and safety.
Nevada Laser Technician Certification(s)
No education or licensure requirements are set by the state for the use of lasers in cosmetic or medical treatments. While no formal licensure requirements exists, most reputably medical facilities will require outside laser accreditation to ensure the safety of their patients and avoid potential malpractice issues.
The job market in Nevada for skincare specialist has been growing year over year, with a wealth of opportunities to start a career. You can see a detailed list of job postings on our Laser Technician Jobs page. Just filter to Nevada to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Nevada can expect an average income of $27,600 per year, or $13.27/hour. This salary expectation is less than the national average of $30,270 which is driven by the lack of barriers to entry in this field. Experience may also increase your salary over time.