Wyoming Laser Technician School, Certification and Salary
Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Wyoming 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 Wyoming estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 2.0% year over year. This is greater than the national average of 13% which makes Wyoming a great location start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the statute and opinion from the Wyoming State Board of Nursing. These rules can be found by visiting their descriptive PDF here.
The state of Wyoming considers the practice of cosmetic and medical procedures as the practice of medicine and as such should be performed by licensed physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses.
A ruling in 2008, and affirmed in 2014, by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing found that registered nurses may be delegated cosmetic and dermatologic procedures under the supervision of a MD, PA or APRN.
It is within the scope of practice of an appropriately trained and competent RN to perform cosmetic and dermatologic procedures on patients as ordered by the physician, APRN or PA if the following criteria are met:
- There are agency/facility policies and procedures to guide this practice;
- The nurse has completed training and demonstrated continuing competency;
- The agency/facility maintains documentation on training and competency for each nurse;
- The care is provided under the direction of a physician, APRN or PA; and
- The patient’s condition is assessed prior to, during, and after the procedure to current standard of practice.
Non-Ablative laser procedures for hair removal and skin treatment may be performed by RNs under supervision and also the following minimum training requirements:
- 4 – 8 hr. course with supervised procedures
- Ongoing preceptorship
- Includes didactic and hands-on
- 10-20 procedures supervised
- Includes laser/device safety
- Ongoing continuing education
- May include certification from professional
Becoming a registered nurse requires completion of an associate or bachelors level nursing program. Physician Assistants and APRNs require a bachelors degree and completion of a graduate level program.
Wyoming Laser Technician Certification(s)
The state of Wyoming requires licensure as a registered nurse, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse or physician to perform laser treatments. Both the RN and APRN licenses you will be required to pass your state board exams. The physician assistant license requires passing the PANCE, a 300 question multiple-choice examination.
The job market in Wyoming 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 Wyoming to find opportunities in your area.
Laser Technician Jobs
Registered Nurses in the state of Wyoming can expect an average income of $62,980 per year, or $30.28/hour. This salary expectation is greater than the national average of $30,270 which is driven by the advanced education and licensure required to perform laser treatments. Physician Assistant and Advanced Practice can make upwards of $110,000 on average in the state. Experience can also increase your salary over time.