Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Vermont 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 Vermont estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of about 1.3% year over year. This is less than the national average of 2% which makes Vermont an average location to start a Laser Technician career.
In general, the use of lasers in medical procedures is considered the practice of medicine and as such falls under the scope of a licensed physician.
Cosmetic procedures, including laser hair removal, however are given specific exclusion from this rule under statute § 26-86-4404 which applies to Electrologists. The statute reads:
“Electrology” means the removal of hair by electrical current using needle/probe electrode-type epilation, which would include electrolysis (direct current/DC), thermolysis (alternating current/AC), or a combination of both (superimposed or sequential blend). “Electrology” includes the use of lasers approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for electrology by electrologists possessing a special license endorsement set forth in subsection 4404(d) of this chapter.
The law allows for Electrologists to perform laser hair removal so long as they possess a special license endorsement which may be requested from the board. This section of the statute reads:
“The Director shall adopt rules regulating a special license endorsement that shall authorize an electrologist to use lasers for hair removal. These rules shall require an electrologist to complete a comprehensive laser hair removal course satisfactorily in order to obtain this special license endorsement.”
The education necessary to apply for your electrology license includes satisfactory completion of study of at least 600 hours at a school of electrolysis approved by the board and meets or exceeds the standards set by the American Electrology Association. A detailed list of that coursework can be found here.
Upon obtaining an electrology license, electrologist may apply for special licensure to perform laser treatments by completing a comprehensive laser hair removal course.
Vermont Laser Technician Certification(s)
Performing laser hair removal within the state of Vermont requires licensure as an electrologist at a minimum. In addition to the education requirements above, one must also pass a board approved examination similar to that of the CPE.
The job market in Vermont 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 Vermont to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Vermont can expect an average income of $56,540 per year, or $27.18/hour. This salary expectation is greater than the national average of $30,270 which is driven by the required training and licensure to practice laser treatments in this state. Experience can also increase your salary over time.