Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in South Carolina and not sure where to start? Take a minute to 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 South Carolina estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 11.5% through 2024. This is just shy of the national average of 13% which makes South Carolina an average place to start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. These rules can be found on their website here.
The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners met in 2007 to clarify the legislation regarding the use and delegation of laser treatments in medical and cosmetic procedures.
In short, the ruling allows the delegation of laser procedures to “non-physicians” under the supervision of a licensed physician in the state. Supervision requires the physician to be on-site but not in the room during the procedure.
The rules also require the physician to ensure the “non-physician” has the proper training and education to perform the procedures however it is not specified what training requirements are needed. The delegate must keep a written record of their training and must follow all written office protocols created by the supervising physician.
While no specific education requirement is set, it is recommended that laser technicians complete a nationally accredited laser program to ensure safe and proper usage of the lasers.
South Carolina Laser Technician Certification(s)
Currently, no legislation or rule exists regarding the licensure of laser technicians in South Carolina. The only mention of licensure in the current rules specifies that “non-physicians” must be properly licensed (if applicable) by the appropriate board.
The job market in South Carolina 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 South Carolina to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of South Carolina can expect an average income of $26,970 per year, or $12.97/hour. This salary expectation is less than the national average of $30,270 which is driven by the lower cost of living and lack of education or licensure requirement. Experience can also increase your salary over time.