Minnesota Laser Technician School, Certification and Salary
Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Minnesota 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 Minnesota estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 7.1% through 2024. This is less than the national average of 13% which makes Minnesota an average place to start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by statute however there is pending legislation within the Minnesota House of Representatives which may adjust the law going forward. The current rules can be found by visiting the statute here and here is the pending legislation.
The state of Minnesota by statute in 2013 that the use of lasers in cosmetic and medical procedures was considered the practice of medicine:
“For purposes of this chapter, a person not exempted under section §147.09 is “practicing medicine” or engaged in the “practice of medicine” if the person does any of the following:
(4) offers or undertakes to perform any surgical operation including any invasive or noninvasive procedures involving the use of a laser or laser assisted device, upon any person;”
Minnesota statute does allow the delegation of medical procedures, including those involving lasers, to non-physicians while under the supervision of a licensed physician within the state. The pending legislation looks to change that so that laser treatment cannot be delegated.
Currently there is no education requirements to practice laser treatments within the state so long as a medical doctor is overseeing the procedure. Medical Spas and their physicians may however require national recognized training before employment to ensure familiarity with treatment and safety protocols.
Minnesota Laser Technician Certification(s)
Currently there is no certification requirements in the state of Minnesota to practice laser treatments while under the supervision of a physician. Employers may however require completion of a nationally accredited program and examination.
The job market in Minnesota 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 Minnesota to find opportunities in your area.
Laser Technician Jobs
Skincare Specialists in the state of Minnesota can expect an average income of 45,050 per year, or $21.66/hour. This salary expectation is greater than the national average of $30,270. Experience can also increase your salary over time.