Wisconsin Laser Technician School, Certification and Salary

Interested in starting your career as a Laser Technician in Wisconsin but not sure where to begin? Take a minute to 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 Wisconsin estimates job market growth for skincare specialist of over 3.5% through 2024. This is less than the national average of 13% which makes Wisconsin a less ideal location to start a Laser Technician career.

The requirements for any person providing laser treatment are set by the State of Wisconsin Barber and Cosmetology Examining Board. These rules can be found by visiting their website here.

Education Required

The Medical Board of Wisconsin defines medical laser procedures as the practice of medicine and as such should only be performed by a licensed physician. The law however does allow for the delegation of certain laser procedures to practitioners other than physicians through the following code.

  • Delegated medical procedures include the following:
    • Laser hair removal services.
  • Delegated medical procedures shall be undertaken only pursuant to formal written protocols setting forth the nature and scope of the procedures delegated, describing the supervisory plan, and indicating any contraindications to undertaking the procedure. A laser hair removal product or device, or intense pulsed light device shall not be used on a minor unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian and only under the general supervision of a physician.

These procedures may be delegated by a licensed physician to persons licensed by the Barber and Cosmetology Examining Board. Within the procedural rules of the board you find the education and training requirements before delegates can perform laser hair removal:

BC 2.025 (2) (a) (intro.) Laser hair removal services. Prior to providing any laser hair removal procedures, a licensee shall complete advanced training in the use of laser devices in a training program of not less than 6 hours. If the training program is provided in a setting other than a licensed school of cosmetology or barbering, the program shall incorporate all of the following:

  • Trainees receive hands-on training which includes actual use of the laser device under the supervision and guidance of the trainer.
  • The training is documented by a certificate of completion which sets forth the length of the training and the type of device and which is signed by the trainer and includes the trainer’s license number.
  • Licensees providing laser hair removal procedures shall complete each biennium at least 6 continuing education credit hours acceptable to the board in laser hair removal.

Wisconsin Laser Technician Certification(s)

The state if Wisconsin requires the laser technician carry a cosmetology, aesthetician or electrology license in order to perform laser treatments. There are no examination requirements set by the board for these licenses, just the education requirements found here.

Job Opportunities

The job market in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin to find opportunities in your area.

Laser Technician Jobs

Salary Expectations

Skincare Specialists in the state of Wisconsin can expect an average income of $34,230 per year, or $16.46/hour. This salary expectation is just over the national average of $30,270. Experience can also increase your salary over time.

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