Interested in starting a career as a Laser Technician in Mississippi 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 Mississippi estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 2.0% each year. This is less than the national average of 3% which makes Mississippi an average state in which to start a Laser Technician career.
The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the Mississippi statute. The statute can be found by visit their site here.
The state of Mississippi passed statute in 1999 and then amended in 2005 to find that the use of lasers in cosmetic and medical procedures is consider the practice of medicine, and as such should only be performed by physicians or under their direct supervision.
Non-physicians performing laser treatments must operate under the direct supervision of a Mississippi licensed medical doctor. Direct supervision requires the physician be on premises during the procedure and available for involvement if needed.
There is no formal education requirement set by the state for non-physicians to perform laser treatments. Most physicians however will require some sort of training or education to ensure proper understanding of laser safety and operation.
Nationally accredited laser technician programs will help prepare you for the demands of the role and give you a leg up during the application process.
Mississippi Laser Technician Certification(s)
There is no license or certification required to perform laser procedures in the state of Mississippi, aside from the medical licensure required by the directing physician.
The job market in Mississippi 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 Mississippi to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of Mississippi can expect an average income of $25,960 per year, or $12.48/hour. This salary expectation is over twiceless than the national average of $30,270 which is driven by a low cost of living and below average market growth. Experience may also increase your salary over time.