Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Maine but 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 Maine estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 2.7% through 2024. This is less than the national average of 13% which makes Maine less desirable location start a Laser Technician career. The low growth is driven by a lack of need for laser treatments within the state and varying population throughout the year.
The requirements for any person providing laser hair removal are set by the Bureau of Health within the Maine Department of Human Services. These rules can be found by visiting their page here. Additional laser treatments are governed by the Board of Licensure in Medicine and their information can be found here.
As mentioned above, there are two primary set of rules in place regarding laser treatments and the education required in the state of Maine. These rules are dependent on the type of procedure being performed and are summarized below:
Laser Hair Removal – The Bureau of Health defines electrology as “the practice of removing hair permanently by applying electricity to the hair follicle to cause growth inactivity to the hair root by the use of an electric needle only.”
Requirements to become an electrologist in Maine include the following:
- Is at least 17 years of age,
- Has a high school diploma or equivalent,
- Has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction of 600 hours in a school of electrology and provides the department with a notarized copy of a certificate of completion from that school of electrology.
Additional laser treatments outside of laser hair removal are considered the practice of medicine in Maine and must be performed by a physician. Title 32, Section 3270-A of the Maine statute however does allow for the delegation of laser treatments to a non-physician so long as they “are rendered under the supervision and control of a physician or surgeon and if that individual has satisfactorily completed a training program approved by the Board of Licensure in Medicine and a competency examination determined by this board.”
The statute does not however specify the training program approved by the board. Considering it must be approved by the board it would default to current programs within the state, including the electrology program above, or other practitioners including physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Maine Laser Technician Certification(s)
The state of Maine does require registration with the bureau of health when performing laser hair removal as an electrologist. No examination is required however one must meet the requirements above. The application form can be found here.
The job market in Maine for skincare specialist has been growing year over year, with opportunities to start a career. You can see a detailed list of job postings on our Laser Technician Jobs page. Just filter to Maine to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Maine can expect an average income of $39,290 per year, or $18.89/hour. This salary expectation is greater than the national average of $30,270. Experience can also increase your salary over time.