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Aesthetician & Career changer FAQ’s

The most recently published data states consumers will be spending $30 billion annually on medical aesthetics procedures by the year 2030. Additionally, it’s anticipated the U.S. will have 15,000 operational med spas and a significantly greater number of physicians’ offices providing services.

Cosmetic laser technicians typically work at physicians’ offices, medical spas, fitness centers, hair salons, day spas and other health and beauty establishments. Many cosmetic laser technicians choose to open their own practices.

Like most professions, there is a wide range of earning potential. The majority of laser technician jobs in the US pay an hourly rate plus a commission on total revenues of services as well as a commission on skincare product sales. Full-time cosmetic laser technicians typically earn a range of $45,000 – $85,000 annually, depending upon how busy they are and how good they are at educating their clients about all the additional, amazing services they can enjoy. 

We hold courses nationwide in over fifteen major U.S. cities – click here to chat with one of our admissions advisors to find a location closest to you.

Of all medical aesthetics training businesses in the U.S., we are the only one that spends millions of dollars annually recruiting paying patients for students to practice on during training. We have one of the smallest attendee-to-instructor ratios (approximately 5 to 1) in the country, which allows for more hands-on than our competitors who often treat only each other. 

We have relationships with a variety of employers across the country and when they have openings, we send out job leads to our graduates.

Our sister company is the ultimate resource for those looking to start a business or grow their practice working for someone else. They even hold monthly complimentary Zoom sessions to answer all your questions.

We work with a variety of lenders who offer payment plans.

One may apply for scholarship assistance if they can show financial hardship or if they incur significant travel expenses

Absolutely! We have a variety of continuing education courses that typically take place on weekends and are also available for virtual online learning.

You can receive a solid foundation of how to safely and effectively perform cosmetic laser treatments in our two-week bootcamp.

A large number of people work in hectic, stressful environments, yet in the medical aesthetics field, the high stress of typical jobs is replaced with a relaxing, enjoyable, exciting new opportunity to improve their clients’ confidence and self-esteem, helping them feel better from the inside out.

National Laser Institute provides the most comprehensive laser training in the US. Being the largest and most prestigious training center in America, the largest laser brands in the country provide us with millions of dollars of latest and greatest equipment for our attendees to enjoy. Our instructors are the best in their class, working full-time on lasers between seven and twenty years. Our nationwide training facilities are not only stunning/gorgeous but incorporate a full-service medical spa along with a classroom training environment. We are the only school in the country that has a graduate services department to support you in your journey. In addition to sending out hundreds of job leads per month, we integrate marketing tips of how to build your personal brand and attract more clients in our digital age of social media. National Laser Institute is regarded as the Harvard of the industry, with our students flying in from across the world to get trained by the Number One most highly respected brand. 

Absolutely! We offer complimentary refresher training in the didactic/classroom educational segment. If desired, additional training in the clinical sessions (treating live patients), we offer 25% off.

No. This is a common misconception that only applies currently in two states in the country; to confirm there are no requirements in the state you live in, chat with one of our admissions advisors to obtain an immediate answer.


Yes. In addition to the comprehensive marketing seminar including with your course, we offer a complimentary medical aesthetics community called, for which you can sign up for a free memberships to get all of your marketing questions answered.

No. Once you have received training through National Laser Institute, you are able to practice cosmetic lasers in your given location.

Yes. Each graduate of National Laser Institute will receive a certificate of completion that designates the education and hours earned and document recognition of course completion.

National Laser Institute is located within the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. Our students have access to a vibrant and lively downtown complete with renowned restaurants and bars, excellent shopping, fine art galleries, a high-energy nightlife and vast array of affordable hotel accommodations.



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