Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 13.5% through 2024. This is greater than the national average of 13% which makes New Hampshire a great location start a Laser Technician career.
The state of New Hampshire addresses the use of lasers in cosmetic and medical procedures under Chapter 329 and 314.3 of their statutes. In short, the use of lasers is considered medical practice and should be performed by physicians or under their supervision, unless allowed by other statute.
By definition in the statute:
“Any person shall be regarded as practicing medicine under the meaning of this chapter who shall diagnose, treat, perform surgery, or prescribe any treatment of medicine for any disease or human ailment. “Surgery” means any procedure, including but not limited to laser, in which human tissue is cut, shaped, burned, vaporized, or otherwise structurally altered, except that this section shall not apply to any person to whom authority is given by any other statute to perform acts which might otherwise be deemed the practice of medicine. “Laser” means light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.”
The last part of the statute – “except that this section shall not apply to any person to whom authority is given by any other statute to perform acts which might otherwise be deemed the practice of medicine” – applies with respect to the 314.3 statute which grants permission to electrologists to perform laser hair removal.
Becoming an electrologist requires 1100 hours of training from an accredited school. The typical classes that will be covered are listed in our laser technician schools page.
New Hampshire Laser Technician Certification(s)
To perform laser hair removal procedures in New Hampshire you must have an electrologist license. You can apply for a license by meeting the following criteria:
- 18 years or older;
- Completion of a board approved training program with over 110 hours recorded;
- Successful completion of the board approved examination.
To practice any other laser procedures within the state you must hold an active physician’s license which requires extensive education and residency.
The job market in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire to find opportunities in your area.
Skincare Specialists in the state of New Hampshire can expect an average income of $28,970 per year, or $13.93/hour. This salary expectation is less than the national average of $30,270 which is driven by the low demand for these procedures within the state. Experience can also increase your salary over time.