Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Kentucky and not sure where to start? Take a minute and read our summary of what education is required, any certifications needed, job opportunities and salary expectations.
Based on the US Labor Bureau, the state of Kentucky estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 17.4% through 2024. This is greater than the national average of 13% which makes Kentucky a fantastic location start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. These rules can be found by visiting their homepage here.
The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure stipulates in a board opinion relating to laser surgery that the use of lasers is considered the practice of medicine. As such, it may only be performed by a licensed physician or non-physician working under the delegtion of a physician with proper training.
The ruling further states that only “certain other procedures” may be delegate to certified or licensed non-physicians. These “other procedures” require the direct supervision of the delegating physician, as well as documented special education and training program on applicable, laser physics, safety, techniques and pre and post operative care and laser safety, which includes supervised practice and clinical skill competency.
Laser Hair Removal has it’s own set of school and training requirements which include:
- A didactic laser course that includes instruction in laser safety and the basic principles of laser operation. In addition, they must have documentation of training and education in the safe and effective use of each laser system to be used in the facility.
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 cases under the direct supervision of the facility’s medical director.
Written documentation demonstrating successful completion of these items must be provided to the state.
Kentucky Laser Technician Certification(s)
The state of Kentucky, nor the Board, have a requirement for licensure in order to work as a laser technician. Be prepared however to provide the documentation stipulated above to the state if an audit is performed on the business at which you work.
The job market in Kentucky for skincare specialist has been growing faster than the national average which has created a big opportunity for laser technician to start a career in this state. You can see a detailed list of the current job postings on our Laser Technician Jobs page. Just filter to Kentucky to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists and Laser Technicians in the state of Kentucky can expect an average income of $33,900 per year, or $16.30/hour. This salary expectation is over twice 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.