Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Kansas but not sure where to start? Take a minute to read our summary of what education you need, certifications required, job opportunities and salary expectations.
Based on the US Labor Bureau, the state of Kansas estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 36.0% through 2024. This is far greater than the national average of 13% making Kansas one of the best states to start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology as well as Article 27 of Kansas statute. The Board of Cosmetology sets the rules for Class I and II lasers, and Article 27 covers Class III and IV. These rules can be found by visiting their pages here and here.
The state of Kansas Board of Cosmetology sets the training requirements for potential electrologist. By definition persons holding this license are allowed to perform laser hair removal treatments but not any treatments requiring the use of class iii or iv lasers.
The education requirement to become an electrologist in Kansas includes a minimum of 1000 hours of training. This training should be properly documented for presentation to the board.
If you elect to attend a school which trains electrology within the Kansas there are certain class structures you should be aware of. To comply with state requirements your school should include:
- no less than 500 course hours
- Be approved by the board
Kansas article 27 stipulates the regulations for the usage of a class III or IV laser. In addition to the normal training defined above, physician supervision is required for all procedures to ensure the safety of patients.
As the responsibility of these laser treatments falls on the physician, they may require additional training to work under their direction .
Kansas Laser Technician Certification(s)
Kansas determines the need for licensure based on the type of laser procedure being performed. Hair removal, using a class I or II laser, is permitted by electrologists. To obtain an electrology license one must complete 1000 training hours or 500 course hours, and pass a board approved written exam.
To perform treatments using a class iii or iv laser requires the supervision of a physician. Licensure is recommended as an electrologist however additional licensure will be required by the physician.
The job market in Kansas for skincare specialist has been growing year over year fast than the national average which has created 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 Kansas to find job opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Kansas can expect an average income of $32,020 per year, or $15.39/hour. This salary expectation greater than the national average of $30,270. Experience and profit sharing can also increase your salary over time.