Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Arizona and not sure where to start? Take a moment and read our summary of what education you need, certifications required, job growth and opportunities as well as salary expectations.
Based on the US Labor Bureau, the state of Arizona estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 20% through 2024. This is greater than the national average of 13%, making Arizona an excellent place to start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person performing cosmetic laser treatment are set by the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency. These rules and regulations can be found by visiting their homepage here as well as the addendum here.
The state of Arizona requires certain education and hands on training in order to perform laser therapy on a patient. Laser therapy in this state can be broken down into two main categories: Laser Hair Removal and Other Procedures.
Laser Technicians looking to practice laser hair removal in Arizona must complete the following tasks to apply for certification:
- Forty hours of didactic training
- For hair removal, complete hands-on training that is supervised by a health professional who is acting within the health professional’s scope of practice or by a laser technician who has a minimum of one hundred hours of hands-on experience per procedure. The health professional or laser technician must be present in the room during twenty-four hours of hands-on use of lasers or IPL devices. The supervising health professional or laser technician shall verify that the aesthetician or cosmetologist has completed the training and supervision as prescribed by this section.
- Submit to the agency the provisional certificate from the training program and certification by the health professional or laser technician who directly supervised the applicant in the room during the hands-on training.
Laser Technicians who intend to perform additional cosmetic laser procedures in addition to hair removal must also complete the following for each addition type of medical procedure:
- Complete a minimum of an additional twenty-four hours of hands-on training of at least ten cosmetic procedures for each type of specific procedure that is supervised by a health professional who is acting within the health professional’s scope of practice or by a laser technician who has a minimum of one hundred hours of hands-on experience per procedure.
Additional cosmetic laser procedures requiring the additional training include: Hair Reduction, Skin Rejuvenation, Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing, Spider Vein Reduction, Skin Tightening, Wrinkle Reduction, Laser Peel, Telangiectasia Reduction, Acquired Adult Hemangioma Reduction, Facial Erythema Reduction, Solar Lentigo Reduction (Age Spots), Ephelis Reduction (Freckles), Acne Scar Reduction, and Photo Facial.
Arizona Laser Technician Certification(s)
Arizona requires persons performing cosmetic laser procedures to register with the state. Successful registration requires completion of the 40 hours of training, 24 hours of hands on training, and a passing score of 80% or greater on a agency approved examination. After your registration is accepted by the state you will receive a certification which is effective for 12 months. You will then need to renew the certification going forward.
The job market in Arizona for skincare specialist has been growing exponentially year over year, with only an increase of nearly 21% expected by 2024. You can see a detailed list of job openings on our Laser Technician Careers page. Just filter to Arizona to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Arizona can expect an average income between $35,000 and $43,860 per year, or $16.95/hour to $21/hour. This salary expectation is greater than the national average of $30,270, driven by a higher demand and cost of living in Arizona. Additional experience and certification in multiple specialties will increase your salary.