If you haven’t heard by now, the medical aesthetics field is growing with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Now, more than ever, businesses in the health and beauty industry are looking to add cosmetic laser technicians to their clinics to expand their services offered to patients.
Job Opportunities in Medical Aesthetics
In March 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics updated its projections for careers in the skin care industry. Approximately 6,600 jobs are expected to be added to the field by the year 2024, which is a 12% increase since 2014. Currently, the medical aesthetics field is worth $16 billion.
If you are looking for a new career in medical aesthetics, here are five of the top industries that hire cosmetic laser techs and skin care specialists, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Personal Care Services (28,970 jobs)
- Offices of Physicians (5,050 jobs)
- Health and Personal Care Stores (3,770 jobs)
- Traveler Accommodation (2,140 jobs)
- Offices of Other Health Practitioners (1,420 jobs)
What is a Cosmetic Laser Technician?
A cosmetic laser technician is a skin care expert who typically works in a medical spa using laser therapy for hair removal, skin tightening, body contouring and other cosmetic applications. As a cosmetic laser tech, you will evaluate the skin care concerns of clients and develop a treatment plan that best suits their needs.
Laser hair removal is perhaps the most common use of cosmetic laser technology. Other popular services include tattoo removal and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are a variety of certification programs available for those interested in becoming a cosmetic laser tech. While certification varies from state-to-state, the coursework may include topics such as laser safety, patient care, how lasers work and contraindications.
A Career In Medical Aesthetics
If you have ever considered a career in health and beauty, National Laser Institute offers medical aesthetics training that can be completed in just two weeks!
Our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular among individuals looking to become a cosmetic laser tech. Students will receive hands-on training with some of the most popular cosmetic treatments, including laser hair reduction, laser tattoo removal, non-surgical body contouring (CoolSculpting), radiofrequency skin tightening and more!
During clinicals, students will work on scheduled clients in a medical spa setting to gain real-world experience. Our experienced instructors offer personalized instruction as each student completes each treatment.
And for the physicians, nurses and medical professionals, we offer Botox training, which includes hands-on instruction with Botox, dermal fillers (Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm), PDO threads, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and other cosmetic injectable treatments.